Embassy Suites Arcadia – Pasadena Area Hotel Announces 2011 Toys for Tots Campaign


Showcasing its commitment to Arcadia and surrounding communities, the Embassy Suites Arcadia – Pasadena Area hotel announced today that for the third year it is an official collection site for this holiday season’s Toys for Tots drive to collect toys to distribute to children in need. Last year the hotel collected more than 100 toys for the local chapter.The Embassy Suites Arcadia / Pasadena is participating along with 21 other hotels owned or operated by Windsor Capital Group and its hotel management company Windsor Management Services.

“Finding a present under the tree at Christmas morning is an experience every child deserves,” said retired Marine Major Bill Grein, Vice President of the Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation. “For the past two years Windsor Capital Group has certainly done its fair share to help us bring that joy to children whose families have suffered so much. This has been an especially difficult year to raise funds and toy donations, so to have Windsor Capital Group’s support once again is a real godsend.”

“Our leadership team challenged each of the 22 hotels to submit a charity that we could all support and work with in our local communities,” explained Art Rosales, Director of Sales for the Embassy Suites Hotel Arcadia / Pasadena. “I was very familiar with the great work that the Marines do locally with the national Toys for Tots program, so I was especially pleased when they were selected as our national philanthropic partner. It’s great to work for a company like Windsor Capital Group that values the communities it serves.”

“Come bring an unwrapped toy to make the holidays bright for a local child,” encouraged Rosales.

Craig Stechman, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Windsor Capital Group acknowledges, “Our efforts are a small gesture but we hope we encourage more donations for the Toys for Tots Foundation.” He goes on to state, “we are also encouraging our own employees to make a donation and have various contests within our hotels to increase donations. We even have a contest at our corporate offices located in Santa Monica California.”

The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute better to communities in the future. Visit www.toysfortots.org for more information and additional ways to support this great cause.