ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Security Associates joins forces with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve again this Christmas to spread joy and hope through the Toys for Tots program. This is the second year U.S. Security Associates has supported Toys for Tots at the corporate level with a collection site at the security company headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. The first year was such a success that the U.S. Marine who came to pick up the donations actually had to arrange for a second truck to help transport all the toys, including over 20 new bicycles.
This year another fleet of new bicycles is parked beneath the Christmas tree at U.S. Security Associates headquarters, and the lobby is once again packed to bursting with toys, books and games galore. The tremendous outpouring of support from U.S. Security Associates employees is a reflection of both the employees' passion for giving back to the community and the company's commitment to supporting the military. U.S. Security Associates is the fourth largest security company in the world and is ranked among the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, with veterans making up more than 14% of the total workforce.
Chief Executive Officer Chuck Schneider, a former naval officer, says, "The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve relies on the support of local businesses to carry out the mission of the Toys for Tots program. Our associates are proud to step forward and help the Marines support a great cause. Making the holidays magical for kids in need is a welcome change of pace for security services professionals who are engaged around the clock in the serious work of protecting life and assets."
On Christmas morning, hundreds of children in the Atlanta area will wake up to the surprise and delight of a brand new toy, thanks to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, local businesses and donors, and many dedicated citizens who work year-round to make the Toys for Tots program possible. By helping more children experience the simple wonder of a gift at Christmas, businesses and individuals unite their communities in the act of caring and plant the seeds of social responsibility in the next generation of Americans.
ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS
Toys for Tots is a national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that has helped provide happiness and hope to disadvantaged children at Christmas for 65 years. From October to December every year, members of the Marine Forces Reserve, the Marine Corps League of veterans, and local community organizations collect toys, books and other gifts for less fortunate children in more than 700 communities across all 50 states. Donated items are distributed to the children most in need with the help of local welfare agencies, churches and other community groups. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.2 million less fortunate children. Since 1947, over 209 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
ABOUT U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES
U.S. Security Associates is North America's security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing high-quality national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Recognized for world class customer service and leading-edge technology, U.S. Security Associates has the distinction of being the first security company certified ISO 9001:2000 at corporate headquarters and every field office. The company maintains certification to the current ISO 9001:2008 standard. The organization is ranked one of the world's 30 best training and development companies by ASTD and is listed as a Training magazine Top 125 training company for the seventh consecutive year. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
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