In the spirt of the Holiday season, the Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) has once again partnered with the US Marine Corps Reserve and the Toys for Tots program to help reach their primary goal of delivering a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters. By donating a new toy at Christmas, MAA will assist children in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.
This is the third year MAA has designated Toys for Tots as the association holiday charity. Participants include aggregate producers along with the equipment manufacturers and service providers (responsible for the production and delivery of essential raw materials used in our homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects). During the 2019 Michigan Aggregates Association Winter Conference a message of hope will be sent by providing an unwrapped toy during their Winter Conference.
During the holiday season it is a nice change of pace to work collectively to make the holiday magical for those less fortunate, Doug Needham, President of MAA and organizer of MAAs Toys for Tots drive, explained. It is really amazing that something as simple as buying gifts for children can bring so much cheer into the office.
The official presentation of toys to the US Marine Corps will take place December 5, 2019 at 8:00pm at the Royal Park Hotel located in beautiful Rochester Michigan.
To help with the collection of toys, MAA has a number of donation boxes ready to be deployed to member companies. If you would like a box for your office, please contact the MAA office and make arrangements for delivery.
2019 MAA "A Christmas Carol" Winter Conference Registration
Registration will be opening soon for the 2019 MAA Winter Conference. This years theme is A Christmas Carol!
Thursday December 5th the afternoon will start with association updates along with special speakers. Come see what your association has been busy with all year and the plans for a busy 2020.
Then, the evening kicks off with a welcome reception at 7:00 pm. Followed by dinner. There will also be a Live/Silent Auction with all proceeds benifitting the MAA Foundation. Dress is a jacket for men and evening/cocktail dress for the women. No formal attire required.
Toys for Tots again is in full swing this year so upon your arrival on Thursday night, you will be asked to place an unwrapped toy in a box marked Toys for Tots. MAA has made arrangements for a visit from the U.S. Marines during this event to gather the toys for children in need.
By popular demand the Simone Vitale Band will keep things moving on the dance floor.
So hurry and register for this years Winter Conference to make sure you attend this once a year and very memorable event. Early registration price ends November 22, 2019.