See how this local toy drive is making a difference for children over the holidays, thanks to LAH Real Estate

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LAH Real Estate’s Jalen Brown posing in front of donated toys destined for children in need! Photo via LAH Real Estate

Earlier this month, LAH Real Estate partnered with The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to host their second annual Toy Drive, collecting new & unwrapped toys to donate to children in need across the country. Keep reading to learn more!

LAH Real Estate’s Second Annual Toys for Tots Drive

In 2020, the LAH Real Estate team kicked off their first annual Christmas toy drive, collecting new unwrapped toys for The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Thanks to the hard work & generosity of the LAH Real Estate team and the local community, LAH was able to donate a considerable amount of toys to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. In fact, their efforts helped the Foundation brighten up the holidays for 9,700 children in the region.

This year, LAH Real Estate wanted to collect even more toys for the foundation. Throughout November and December, members of all LAH Real Estate offices (Mountain Brook, Crestline, Homewood and Hoover) encouraged their friends, family and community to drop off new & unopened toys—and this was the best year yet!

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Look at all those toys! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Here’s what a few members of the LAH Real Estate team had to say:

“As a local real estate company, our primary mission focuses on actively supporting our communities through outreach efforts like Toys for Tots. It’s not what we say, it’s what we do. Participating in the Toys for Tots toy drive is an honor, a privilege and a blessing that embodies the heart of LAH Real Estate.”

Debbie White, Realtor, LAH Real Estate

“Having the ability to provide for those in need is a blessing, honor, and care we need so much more of in this world. Being able to gift children in our local communities will hopefully brighten their holiday season and show them a kindness they can carry on to others.”

Sarah Walker, Realtor, LAH Real Estate

“The United States Marines started the Toys For Tots toy drive in 1947. Today the program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually – How great is that?!? The LAH family is excited and proud to play a part in such an awesome cause each year. What could be better than making children happy for Christmas!”

Maurice Humphries, President, LAH Real Estate

After the toy drive ended on December 10th, the LAH Real Estate team gathered all donated toys to bring to The Martin Toys for Tots Foundation. From there, the Foundation will distribute the toys to their new homes!

LAH Real Estate is Committed to Making a Difference in Birmingham

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LAH Real Estate’s annual Toys for Tots donation drive. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Although this year’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive is over, LAH Real Estate is committed to supporting a number of philanthropies and charitable organizations in the Greater Birmingham Area. Each year, agents and staff submit charities that are dear to their heart—and LAH Real Estate donates to each one. This year, those charities are:

  • Niceville Leadership
  • Moody Baseball
  • Children’s Harbor, Inc.
  • Wags ‘N Whiskers Rescue
  • Walton Education Foundation
  • Camp Fire Alabama
  • Sunrise Rotary Foundation
  • Coosa Riverkeeper
  • Urban Purpose
  • Family Promise of Birmingham
  • Homewood Rotary Club
  • The Morris Center
  • United Ability
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society
  • King’s Home
  • Brindlee Mountain Animal Rescue
  • Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation
  • The Linly Heflin Unit
  • Hunter’s Fund
  • Crippled Children’s Foundation
  • Bridgeway’s, Inc.
  • Spring Valley School
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation of AL
  • Assistance League of Birmingham
  • Heart Gallery Alabama
  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club
  • Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
  • Vestavia City Schools Foundation
  • Walton County Schools Foundation
  • Alabama Wildlife Center
  • Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
  • Margin’s Birmingham
  • Vestavia Hills Elementary West
  • Brother Bryan Mission
  • Special Equestrians, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities & Communities
  • The Salvation Army — Birmingham
  • The Jimmie Hale Mission
  • Aspire Movement
  • Mitchell’s Place
  • The Bell Center
  • Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • American Kidney Fund
  • Camp McDowell
  • The Red Barn
  • Cornerstone Schools of Alabama
  • Underdog Rescue of Alabama
  • Another Chance Dog Rescue
  • Ambucs Birmingham
  • Hoover City Schools Foundation
  • Homewood City Schools Foundation

Have you helped brighten the smiles of someone in need this holiday season? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know your favorite local charities!

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Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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