Holiday Food & Gift Drive to Benefit Troops, Families, and Kids

Ticor has an established tradition of giving back to our communities during the holiday season.  For the 2012 holiday season we are providing support by gathering food, supplies, funds, and gifts to benefit our military troops abroad, the hungry in our community, and children who hope for a happier holiday.

Together, our generous donations will make a difference in the lives of many this holiday season! Thank you for giving back!

Where to donate

Each of our seven escrow branches has a donation station at the front desk.  When you visit us for an appointment, please remember to bring along something to benefit troops, families, or kids.

What to donate

Below are suggestions for items to donate:

Troop Support

Food Drive

Childrens Gift Drive

  • Individual packages of cookies
  • Starbucks Via ready-brew coffee
  • Nuts (no peanuts please)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.)
  • Individual packages of Skittles
  • Gum
  • Life Savers, Tic Tacs
  • Starburst, Dots
  • Individual packages of raisins
  • Individual Kleenex packs
  • Eye drops
  • Ibuprofen, Advil (no aspirin, please)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Liquid hand sanitizer
  • Foot powder, Gold Bond powder (4 oz size)
  • Wet wipes, individually wrapped packets (no baby wipes, please)
  • Neosporin or anti-fungal cream
  • Socks, boot-length, black or white (no low-cut, please)
  • Paperback books
  • Altoids
  • Cash donations
  • No chocolate candy please
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Brown rice
  • Tomato products
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
  • Canned fish or meat
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats

Infant and baby foods:

  • Baby formula
  • Canned milk
  • Infant cereal
  • Jars of baby food
  • Powdered or canned milk
  • We also accept baby diapers
  • Art supplies & crafts kits
  • Blankets
  • Board games/Playing cards
  • Books (Activity/coloring books, board books, early readers, chapter books, classic novels, bi-lingual Spanish books)
  • Building blocks/Legos
  • Calendars & Organizers
  • Clothing (athletic shorts/pants, coats, rain boots, jackets, gloves, jeans and pants, pajamas, scarves and hats, slippers/other slip-on shoes, sneakers, socks, sweaters, sweat suits, T-shirts, underwear, wallets, watches)
  • Costume jewelry
  • Diaper bags
  • Dolls, puppets and action figures
  • DVDs – cartoons and children’s movies
  • Handheld electronic games
  • Puzzles
  • Remote control cars
  • Sporting goods/outdoor toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Writing journals

Questions or comments? Please share below!

Donation Matching & Food for Pictures… Get more mileage out of your donation!

Ticor Gives Back Bringing Joy to FamiliesOur Ticor Gives Back campaign is in full swing with our staff rallying to fill the boxes in each branch and our giving spirits are high. On Monday alone, our Renton branch filled 11 boxes (200 food items). And the emails back and forth on our team are so positive and full of gratitude as we work together to get involvement. It is a great thing to be a part of.

Now, I mentioned in my last post that there are a few of us who have offered to donate extra under certain circumstances. So to make it easy, we’ve put together a couple videos to explain:

Denise Eider, our South King County representative has offered to match every can that her clients bring in! Way to go Denise!
I (Matt Sweet), the tech. man on the sales team, have committed to donating a food item for every picture or video we receive of someone participating in the drive.

If you would like to get involved, please email us, call 425-255-7575, or stop by one of our escrow branches with a donation of any amount.

Ticor Gives Back – and has a little fun in the process

This week kicks off our “Ticor Gives Back” initiative.  We’ve formed a committee, done our homework on local organizations, printed up fliers, and rallied our staff with a little incentive to give a little extra this year.  And sure enough, the announcement to the sales team that we were having a community support-drive spurred on a bit of healthy competition.  Here are the challenges we have so far…

1 Picture = 1 Can. As an incentive to get the word out, I pledged to donate one can of food for every picture sent to me that relates to a client or employee making a donation.

The first to get 5 people involved. Our county manager (Marci) and sales manager (Ryan) challenged each other thusly:

The first person to get 5 clients to donate at least 1 can of food wins.  The loser has to donate 10 cans and $20.

This one was settled within 48 hours when Marci sent the following picture to the sales team, simultaneously winning the challenge and being the first to submit a picture, requiring me to donate 1 can!  Way to go, Marci!

canned foodImage by shooting brooklyn via Flickr

In all seriousness, we truly feel blessed and want to share with our community.  A little healthy competition on our team is sincerely intended to generate more relief in a shorter amount of time for people in need in the Puget Sound area.

If you would like to get involved, please email us, call 425-255-7575, or stop by one of our escrow branches with a donation of any amount.

Even one can of non perishable food can make a difference in someone’s day.  And remember every photo of someone participating in Ticor Gives Back will help a family!

Happy Giving!
Matt Sweet
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*All donations will be delivered to Northwest Harvest, Helping Hand House, Hope Link and the Humane Society.