New England Patriots star Vince Wilfork (shown above in an AP Photo by John Froschauer) is teaming up with Eastern Bank to launch and promote a holiday Toys for Tots collection campaign in partnership with the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, Eastern Bank said.
All 94 Eastern Bank retail offices will serve as official toy drop-off locations, and all members of the public are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at any Eastern Bank branch through Dec. 17, the bank said; monetary contributions can also be made to the Toys for Tots savings account.
In a statement, Wilfork said, “I encourage all of my fans to visit an Eastern Bank branch and donate a toy – no gift is too small or too large.’’
With $8 billion in assets, Eastern Bank is the largest independent and mutually owned bank in New England. The bank is headquartered in Boston, and its branches are located in communities from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod.