COCONUT CREEK, FL – (December 12, 2022) – Minto Communities USA, a leading home builder and developer of master-planned communities in Florida, has donated $29,970 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots program. Donations were made by Minto employees and matched by the Minto Foundation.
“The Toys for Tots program is something our company and employees truly look forward to supporting each year,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “We not only pride ourselves on building great communities, but also supporting the needs of the local community wherever we put a stake in the ground.”
Minto previously invited employees to bring donated toys to its annual holiday party, but shifted to monetary donations when holiday parties were put on hold during the pandemic.
“Minto’s support means so much to us each year,” said Gunnery Sgt. Robert Sempell, who coordinates the Toys for Tots program in South Florida. “We can always count on them to come through and look out for the children in our community.”
Coconut Creek-based Minto Communities is a corporate partner of WPLG-TV Channel 10, which organizes the Big Bus Toy Express each year to benefit Toys for Tots. From 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on December 9th, the bus visited several locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties collecting checks and new, unwrapped toys, doing live reports throughout the day. Minto presented its check to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves during a stop in Sunrise.
In 2021, local Marine reserves distributed 167,199 toys throughout South Florida supporting more than 83,000 children. This year, it hopes to collect enough toys to distribute to 100,000 kids.
About Minto Communities USA:
Minto Communities USA based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 32,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional homebuilder and community developer and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for community and home design, including Best Single-Family Community Over 100 Homes and Best Sales Center for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto has also earned multiple Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference for Westlake, including the 2018 Silver Award for Best Single-Family Residential Community.
Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto as 2019’s 55+ Builder of the Year. Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2019, and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2020.