FLORIDA (December 14, 2020) — Every year for the Minto Communities USA holiday party, employees were encouraged to bring toys for the company's annual donation to Toys for Tots. The United States Marine Corps were also in attendance to not only collect those toys, but to also be recognized for their great work and service.
But, with this year's holiday part being canceled due to COVID-19, employees decided to make monetary donations instead, raising $13,605. The Minto Foundation, Inc. a charitable organization established by the shareholders of Minto Communities USA, matched the employee donations for a total of $27,210 going to Toys for Tots.
"The entire Minto team and I are delighted to be able to present this check to the Toys for Tots program," said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. "Even though our holiday party was canceled, the holiday spirit of Minto employees shines through."
Toys for Tots is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which collects and distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. Minto has a longstanding relationship with the program.
"On behalf of the Toys for Tots program and the Marines of 4th Civil Affairs Group, we are so thankful for the extremely generous donation from Minto employees and the Minto Foundation that will definitely bring the joy of Christmas to children in need," said Lieutenant Colonel Ian J. Garvey, Inspector-Instructor for the 4th Civil Affairs Group. "The past year has been so very challenging for many local families in dealing with the widespread loss of employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making this holiday season even more difficult. Something as simple as the gift of a new toy to an underprivileged child can make a tremendous difference in their life."
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, Minto Communities USA has been developing communities and building award-winning homes throughout Florida for the past four decades. For more information about Minto Communities, visit www.MintoUSA.com.
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 26,000 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.