Alltel encourages residents to participate in Toys for Tots

First Posted: 11/26/2012

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Alltel Wireless retail store in Rockingham is encouraging the community to help others as it hosts a toy drive this holiday season for Toys for Tots. The store will act as a drop-off location through Dec. 14.

The Toys for Tots program began in 1947 and is an annual program conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps to collect new toys for needy kids across the country.

To participate, simply go to the Alltel Wireless retail store in Rockingham, located at 788 E. Broad Ave. – Suite CC in Pine Crossing, and donate new, unwrapped toys, no matter the number. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

“Giving back to communities like Rockingham where our customers and employees live and work has always been important to Alltel Wireless,” said Jillian Braun, Alltel Wireless general manager. “The toy donations will aid the Marine Corps in their tireless charitable endeavor to provide gifts to children during the holidays. We are happy to play a part in making the holiday season a little brighter for some of our less fortunate neighbors. It is our hope that more people will contribute toys if there are more convenient drop-off locations.”

Rockingham residents can also take advantage of Alltel Wireless’ holiday savings on select smartphones. For additional information about Alltel Wireless’ Best Value Unlimited plans and features, visit an Alltel retail store or visit the business online at