The Wichita Value Place hotels, part of the economy extended-stay lodging chain, are participating in toy drives for area families this year.
The three Wichita properties — located at 3401 N. Great Plains Drive, 4665 S. Broadway, and 7525 W. Taft — are conducting a two-tiered effort, serving as collection sites for the local Toys for Tots drive and separately purchasing toys to deliver to children whose families are lodging at the hotels over the holidays.
Value Place has been accepting charitable gifts for several weeks, and will accept donations for the Toys for Tots drive through Friday. Additionally, Santa will be stopping by with a sleigh full of presents on Friday to give gifts to children staying at the properties.
Involvement with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots program began several years ago. Moved by the spirit of the program, staff in the company’s Wichita headquarters decided to raise money to buy toys for the children in its area properties. The effort was so popular that the company decided to institute it at all 74 locations managed by its Value Place Property Management subsidiary and recommended it to its franchise locations this year.
Gifts can be dropped off at any of the three locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Friday. For more information, call Value Place at 316-858-3500.