Santa isn’t the only one who delivered toys over the holidays. Dublin-based EASE Logistics and French toy company Juratoys partnered to bring joy to kids in need across Central Ohio throughout the month of December. The two companies delivered 1,626 high-quality books, wooden toys, and educational games to six charities around EASE’s home- region of Central Ohio:
- My Brother’s Keeper: A ministry delivering furniture and food to needy families.
- Turning Point Domestic Violence Services: Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. (d.b.a., Turning Point Domestic Violence Services) has provided services for domestic violence survivors since the 1970s.
- LSS Choices: A resource for victims seeking shelter in Franklin County for more than four decades.
- Make-A-Day: Providing outreach to Columbus’ homeless population.
- Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center: Delivers responsive services, cultivates partnerships, and promotes opportunities for a better community in the Clintonville and Beechwood areas of Central Ohio.
- Adopt-A-Family (through Primrose School of Lewis Center and Delaware City Schools): Providing toys to kids in need through a partnership with a local school.
Juratoys is the primary tenant at EASE’s Marysville warehouse, and EASE is the company’s U.S. supply chain support partner. Through a mutual interest in philanthropy and a passion for helping families and children, the two companies partnered to deliver toys around EASE’s home community.
“We are delighted to donate to organizations that serve the needs of ill or at-risk children,” said Robin Lehnert, director of marketing for Juratoys. “Their work is essential to helping children and families. Thanks to EASE, we can distribute to a broad range of Ohio organizations, and the timing could not have been more perfect!”
“EASE is a family-centered company, and that’s why we regularly give back to causes that support kids and families in the communities where we live, work, and serve,” said Abbi Failla, VP of Business Solutions for EASE. “We were ecstatic when Juratoys expressed interest in donating some of their beautiful toys to our local charities. We are grateful for their generosity and collaboration to bring toys into our local communities.”
Over several weeks, EASE delivered the toys to these charities on behalf of Juratoys. The charities welcomed the massive donations of toys with open arms, knowing that they would be received and beloved by the families and kids they help, especially during the holidays.
“We appreciate this donation because there’s so much we can do for our clients and with our partners in the community that can benefit from having some high-quality new toys,” said a Turning Point Domestic Violence Services representative.
“About 120 families that could have anywhere from one child to several children benefit from toy donations like this,” said Stephanie Baker, executive director of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.
Since being founded in 2014, EASE has prioritized making an impact in its industry and communities as a company that gives back. EASE values philanthropy and is committed to the continued growth and well-being of those throughout Central Ohio and beyond. Through its #GIVEwithEASE initiative, EASE donates time, money, and in-kind resources to the causes that resonate most closely with its “employEASE,” customers, and partners.
ABOUT EASE LOGISTICS
EASE Logistics, a multi-operational supply chain and transportation solution, provides accelerated, innovative services that help deliver the products and goods of select clients using a highly effective global network. The knowledgeable professionals at EASE simplify the logistics experience with a unique and unparalleled customer service model. For more information, visit www.easelogistics.com.
ABOUT JURATOYS US
Juratoys is the US subsidiary of Juratoys SAS of Orgelet, France. Juratoys has been designing and distributing games and toys for 50 years. Its brands—Janod, Kaloo and Lilliputiens are recognized for their design, quality of materials used, and educational values, which contribute to children’s development. The collections may be found in specialty toy and gift shops and in select online stores.
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Robin Lehnert Director of Marketing