Oz Moving & Storage Partners with Toys for Tots to Deliver Holiday Happiness
December 14, 2016

In the spirit of the season of giving, Oz Moving & Storage is dedicating trucks, time, and cheerful crews to the effort to collect gifts for charity “Toys for Tots”, as well as making it easier for everyone to donate toys with an interactive online map of donation locations

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NEW YORK CITY, December 2, 2016 – In the spirit of the season of giving, New York-based moving company Oz Moving & Storage has partnered with charitable organization Toys for Tots Brooklyn to donate moving truck, merry manpower and good cheer to help deliver toys donated to the charity to their distribution centers.
In the week leading up to Christmas, Oz Moving & Storage employees are braving the icy NYC streets, commandeering the company’s moving trucks to transport toys donated to Toys for Tots from drop off points throughout all five boroughs. The Oz Moving trucks and their team of New York movers will deliver the toys to local distribution centers where they will be given to underprivileged children in time for the holidays.
Before the movers embark on their charity journey, the Oz web team created an Oz Moving Holiday Donations Map on their website, where New Yorkers AND Los Angelinos can find a donation location near them to donate a new, unwrapped toy or a winter coat to a child in need.
“Here at Oz, community involvement and philanthropy further define who we are as a company — a big company with an even bigger heart,” said Guy Fuchs, CIO of Oz Moving & Storage. “We proudly support a number of community projects, local schools, and national charities, and our giving helps us grow.”
At the start of the holiday season, Oz Moving hosted a holiday donations map on their website, directing visitors in the New York City area to the nearest location where people could drop off new, unwrapped toys and warm winter coats to be donated to Toys for Tots. Now, Oz Moving, is taking that commitment one step further by lending their moving trucks and logistical expertise to help ensure those toys reach their destination.
“Our staff participates in bike rides, benefit walks, 5ks, galas, and other volunteer opportunities whenever possible,” noted Fuchs. “Not only is Oz
Moving happy to donate supplies and moving services, we are proud to give generously of our time.”
Since 1993, Oz Moving has been a staple of commercial and residential moving and storage services throughout New York City. They’ve expanded to offer qualified moving assistance and secure storage to clients throughout the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as to customers on the other side of the country in California. With over 20 years in the moving business, Oz Moving has been a pioneer in the industry, offering warm, personal service bolstered by the use of a high-tech barcoding system to keep track of and organize all items in-transit.
This careful approach to moving will undoubtedly come in handy in helping to transport toys on behalf of Toys for Tots in time for Christmas.

About Toys for Tots:
Founded by Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, Toys for Tots has helped collect and give brand new toys to less fortunate children each holiday season. Since its beginnings in 1947, Toys for Tots has helped collect and give away thousands of brand new toys. Every day citizens are able to make a difference in the lives of youngsters through the simple act of donating toys and other items. Local branches of the national organization accept these items at designated Toys for Tots checkpoints. From there, the toys are sent to local distribution centers where they’re handed out to help make the holidays a little happier for underprivileged kids across the country.
If you would like to make a donation to Toys for Tots, it’s still not too late. Remember to check out the Oz Moving Holiday Donations Map to find a drop-off point nearest you and make a child’s holiday a little happier.
About Oz Moving & Storage:
More than just a moving company, Oz Moving & Storage has offered a wide range of professional moving services since 1993. Based out of New York, “The Wizard of Moving” has since branched out to offer unmatched moving and storage services to commercial and residential customers in New York, New Jersey, and California. Oz Moving prides itself on preparedness, professionalism, and perfectionism — treating customers like family and a devotion to the local community and environment.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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