For the 16th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation in its 75th Anniversary of the program. Toys will be collected through Dec. 1, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and other organizations.

“We are closing out our 60th anniversary celebration of the firm, which has included supporting community-based organizations since our founding, and we are pleased to end this milestone year by brightening up the holidays for local families,” said Managing Partner Chris Smith. “We know with impacts by the hurricane that it may be challenging for so many families to provide gifts, so we are happy to do what we can to bring joy to area children.”

In 2021, Toys for Tots in Lee County distributed 94,951 toys to 30,137 children. In Collier County, Toys for Tots distributed 18,476 toys to 7,905 children. Coordinators pick up the donated toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

The public is invited to bring new, unwrapped toys for newborn children through age 12 to any of the five Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz offices. In addition, members of the firm also donate toys for the drive.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz locations accepting Toys for Tots donations include:

  • Cape Coral – 461 Del Prado Blvd., 239-574-5575
  • Naples – 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 105, 239-514-0924
  • Lehigh Acres – 4802 Lee Blvd., 239-368-6101
  • Port Charlotte – New Office: 2602 Tamiami Trail, 941-624-2393

In addition to donations of toys, monetary donations also are accepted at www.toysfortots.org.

About Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has been a personal injury firm representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others in Southwest Florida clients since 1962. The firm’s experienced attorneys are board certified by the Florida Bar, and their areas of practice include hurricane insurance claims for homeowners and businesses, personal injury and accidents, trip, slip and fall, premises liability, wrongful death, motorcycle and truck accidents, medical malpractice, wills, and estate planning and administration. With offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte, attorneys can be reached by calling 239-500-HURT or visiting JusticeStartsNow.com.