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MINTO COMMUNITIES RAISES $ 32,650 FOR TOYS FOR TOTS MINTO COMMUNITIES RAISE $ 32,650 FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

The Latitude Margaritaville Community Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to support and promote charitable endeavors and community initiatives . The Foundation is funded through the collection of a $ 100 fee from each homebuyer upon the initial sale of a home and every subsequent resale and transfer of the home . This is matched by Minto Communities .

Applications for funds are submitted to the Foundation with a maximum donation of up to $ 5,000 considered for each organization .

This year , because of the many challenges placed on non-profit organizations due to the effects of COVID-19 , the full amount of $ 5,000 was donated to each of the applicants .

According to Latitude Margaritaville Lifestyle Director Ramona ( Mona ) Ward , “ Latitude Margaritaville residents are so giving and passionate about paying it forward . They are like a network of help reaching out into the community , and it ’ s not just during the holidays . It ’ s year ‘ round .”

MINTO COMMUNITIES RAISES $ 32,650 FOR TOYS FOR TOTS MINTO COMMUNITIES RAISE $ 32,650 FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

The Marine Corps Reserve ’ s Toys for Tots program is all about helping to bring the joy of Christmas and a message of hope to America ’ s less fortunate children by collecting and distributing new and unwrapped toys . This wonderful charity is warmly and enthusiastically embraced by Latitude Margaritaville residents as well as Minto Communities .

Each year , Minto employees bring unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots to their annual holiday party . When this year ’ s party was postponed due to the pandemic , Minto employees found another way to help put toys under the tree by making monetary donations instead . They raised a total of $ 16,325 for the Toys for Tots campaign . Their generosity was matched by the Minto Foundation , bringing the total donation to $ 32,650 . This special expression of caring no doubt brought holiday surprises and joy to many children this holiday season !

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