Join the Riverplace Tower community in helping others this holiday season

One benefit of working in a building with other tenants is a sense of community. This holiday season, Gate Foundation is offering the Riverplace Tower community two more opportunities to help others in need. In addition to the food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank, which concludes next Wednesday, Dec. 20, Riverplace Tower is a collection site for Toys for Tots and Hunger Fight. Collection boxes for all three organizations are located on the plaza and concourse levels.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program collects and distributes new toys to local children in need. In Jacksonville, Company B, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion is handling the duties for the Toys for Tots program this year. Donations of new, unwrapped toys ensure local kids in need can experience the joy and wonder of Christmas. Toys will be picked up prior to Christmas.

Hunger Fight works to relieve hunger in the First Coast and around the world. To raise funds for their unique “food packages,” they’re holding a shoe collection until Dec. 31. They’ll accept shoes in any style, color and condition. Helping others is as easy as going through your closet.

As a reminder, the Second Harvest donations will be picked up next Wednesday, Nov. 20. Toys for Tots will pick up their donations several days before Christmas, and Hunger Fight boxes will be collected by December 31.

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