This holiday season, Information Transport Solutions, Inc. employees enjoyed donating to the Merry Wood Lodge nursing home and the Toys for Tots foundation as part of their annual charitable giving.

Last holiday season, ITS employees donated gift bags containing blankets, slippers, and other needed items to the residents at Merry Wood Lodge and recognized a need for a new, larger television in the facility. Employees at ITS worked in 2017 to deliver a television to the Homestead Unit at Merry Wood Lodge on December 12, 2017. To ensure the TV could be used in multiple locations, it was put on a mobile stand with wheels which will enable the staff to move it around to meet the needs of the residents. As usual, ITS employees stepped up to ensure the stand was designed for mobile use, providing safety and mobility. Jackie Ragan and Darris McQueen at ITS said, “Giving the facility the TV and watching the excitement of the residents and staff was very heartwarming.” Merry Wood Lodge has been in business since 1964 and is a 124-bed skilled nursing center. It provides rehabilitative care, dementia care, and long-term care to citizens in the River Region of central Alabama.

In addition to the television donation to Merry Wood Lodge, ITS employees also supported the Toys for Tots foundation by providing gift donations. The Toys for Tots program is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. It collects toys during the months of October, November, and December every year to distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The goal of the Toys for Tots program is to portray a message of hope to children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Giving back to the community is a core value at ITS. In addition to seasonal giving, ITS employees participate in events throughout the year like the ITS annual charity golf tournament where ITS employees run the tournament as a way of giving back.

President of ITS, Quincy Minor, said, “During this season of giving, everyone at ITS welcomes the opportunity to give back and make a difference in the lives of those in our community. Our hope is these gifts will put a smile on the faces of those touched by our giving.”

From all the employees at ITS, Merry Christmas.

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