Free toy giveaway for community members at growing business
SEAFORD, Del. – As Santa Claus is preparing to load up his sleigh with gifts, so is one local business.
One Way Insurance Group in Seaford is preparing for their second annual toy drive, making sure all children in their community have something special for the holidays.
We’re told, One Way is dedicated to giving back to the community in any capacity. Whether it’s through school supplies, toys, knowledge, or support, they say they want to be more than just a business. That’s why they’re hosting a toy drive where they’ve done a lot of the work to gather the toys and gifts.
On Sunday, December 19 kids from all over can come and get one toy and even take a free family picture, something they say means a lot to community members.
“As business owners, it’s important for us to pour back into our communities because the more the community grows, the more your business will grow and it keeps having that ripple effect,” says Gertha Jean, Co-founder of One Way. Co-founder, Ebens Jean adds, “You’re pouring back into the community, that’s the way I see it, If God is blessing you, bless others with what you have.”
Gertha and Ebens also tell 47 ABC, their outlook on the community has gained attention from other small businesses in the area. They partner with other businesses to host events like these. They work with places like Homecare Services and local restaurants.
Business owners say, they’re the boots on the ground and it’s their job to give back while trying to make their community a better place for all. “To try to make Seaford better and give kids what Christmas is about to an extent of receiving gifts,” says Sarah Latsch, a Property Manager and representative of the restaurant, Dona Maria Pupuseria. Will Childers, Administrator at HomeWell Care Services adds, “We see what’s going on, you cannot just ignore it, it will not get better unless we all step in and pitch in.”
Latsh also tells us, before Sunday you can come into Dona Maria Pupuseria and donate toys, and receive free food in exchange.
The toy giveaway is Sunday, December 19th from 2 to 4 p.m. at One Way Insurance in Seaford.
For more information about the event, call 302-321-6727.