2nd Annual Toy Drive During the Bluffton Christmas Parade Sponsored by Collins Group Realty


Collins Group Realty logoBLUFFTON, SC - Collins Group Realty announced the 2nd Annual Toy Drive during the Bluffton Christmas Parade, in partnership with Bluffton Self Help and the Bluffton Police Department.

2017 marked the first Toy Drive conducted by Collins Group Realty at the parade. The real estate company’s agents, staff and families walked along the parade route collecting new, unwrapped toys brought for donation among the crowd lining the streets.

“For a first-time event, the turnout was amazing. About 80 toys were collected including children’s bicycles, dolls and 2nd Annual Toy Drive During the Bluffton Christmas Parade Sponsored by Collins Group Realty board games…and we had so much fun doing it!” said Taylor Brunn, CGR’s Bluffton Office Manager and co-organizer of the event.

Parade attendees that wish to donate to this year’s toy drive should bring a new, unwrapped toy to the parade on December 1st. The parade begins at 10 am at the intersection of Pritchard and Bridge Street and winds its way through Old Town, ending at the intersection of Pin Oak Street and 8th Avenue.

All toy donations will be taken to Bluffton Self Help to stock their “Toy Store” for Lowcountry families in need this holiday season.

“We look forward to this event all year! Not only do we get to participate in the parade, but we get to interact with the crowd while we collect toys. It brings us so much joy to help more children in our community experience the magic of the holidays,” said Ashley Smith, Director of Marketing at Collins Group Realty.

There are two ways to donate - Donation boxes will be located along the parade route and toys will also be collected by members of Collins Group Realty while their float makes its way down the parade route.

Collection boxes for donation can be found in three locations along the parade route: Corner of Bridge Street and Pritchard Street; near the Corner Perk at 46 and Calhoun Street; and in Bluffton Park at 8th Avenue and Pin Oak St.

For more information, please visit www.CollinsGroupRealty.com

If someone is unable to attend the parade but would like to donate prior to December 1st, toys are being accepted at the Collins Group Realty office locations in Bluffton and Hilton Head as well as at the Bluffton Police Department located at 101 Progressive Street. Donations can also be made directly to Bluffton Self Help. If you wish to obtain a donation receipt, please email holiday@blufftonselfhelp.org.

For more information please contact Ashley Smith 843-837-6700 or Ashley@CollinsGroupRealty.com

About Collins Group Realty

Collins Group Realty is a leading real estate firm with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Founded in 2002 by Chip Collins, the Group specializes in residential real estate sales in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort areas, closing 2017 with $117 Million in sales.