Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 09, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Evolis, a leading designer and manufacturer of plastic card printers, becomes a Corporate Donor of Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, a primary foundation collecting and delivering toys to needy children.
Since 1947, Toys For Tots has raised over 350 million toys for over 166 million needy children, fulfilling the Christmas dreams of 7.6 million of the Unites States’ neediest children.
In order to support Toys For Tots’ efforts to bring hope in thousands of children throughout the United States, Evolis will donate to the foundation 2% of its printers’ sales from October 1 to October 31.
“We are proud and happy to support such a worthy cause. We do believe that this partnership – the first-of-its-kind in our industry – will help Toys For Tots positively impact millions of families across the United States” says Mr. Gerardo Talavera, Managing Director of Evolis Inc.
The perspective of Christmas will surely seal the success of this innovative partnership. “We are certainly pleased that Evolis has joined the Marine Toys for Tots Team for 2007. We know that the dollars raised and the attention generated by their program will enable us to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of many children who otherwise might have been overlooked” states Major Bill Grein, USMC (Ret), vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
This year, Toys For Tots celebrates its 60th anniversary with Marines and volunteers conducting Toys for Tots programs in over 600 communities.
Evolis (Alternext: ALTVO) designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of personalization solutions for plastic cards. The Evolis printers include all features for graphical, magnetic and electrical personalization (smart card, with contact or contactless - RFID) of multi-purpose cards (employee badges, student IDs, bank cards, etc.).
Headquartered in Angers, France, Evolis has a branch office in Miami (USA) and Singapore. The company reported revenues of EUR 29 million (USD 36.1 million) in 2006. Evolis has 110 employees and is represented in more than 90 countries globally.
About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation:
The MTFTF, an IRS recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity, is the authorized fundraising and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed to successfully collect and distribute toys on an annual basis. Every year, local Marine Corps Reserve units and volunteer organizations collect and distribute toys in 545 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.