This past holiday season, our employees, families, and the local community filled a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with over 500 gifts for the Toys for Tots organization. The toys were flown to the Manchester Boston Regional Airport on Monday, December 16th, where Mayor Ted Gatsas personally greeted the aircraft.
U.S. Marines, who run the annual collection, were also on hand at Wiggins Airways to gather the toys for delivery to New Hampshire children.
Mayor Gatsas and PlaneSense, Inc. President and CEO George Antoniadis helped to transfer the presents from the PC-12 to the Toys for Tots vehicle.
“We thought this way we could help make a brighter Christmas,” Antoniadis said. “PlaneSense has always been proud to support our local and state communities. We are pleased to assist such a well-respected charitable organization.”
PlaneSense, Inc. served as a registered donation drop-off location for Toys for Tots. We were gratified by the community support for this cause, and especially by the strong charitable spirit shown by our employees and their families.
Marine Bradley Woods, who was on-site when the PlaneSense, Inc. PC-12 aircraft arrived, and was there for the collection of toys, has been working with the Toys for Tots program for over two years. He said that the PlaneSense, Inc. drop-off was so memorable it was “second to none” in his experience.
PlaneSense® employees have collected gifts for the Toys for Tots organization in the past; however, this is the first year the PC-12 aircraft was incorporated.