Kaiser Permanente Sponsors Toys for Tots Distribution in Charles County


The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and Regency Furniture Stadium will host the Toys for Tots of Charles County distribution event for the fourth year in a row on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on both days. Since 2018, the Blue Crabs have hosted this event that provides a happy holiday for those in need through the collection and distribution of toys donated by the community.

This holiday season, the Blue Crabs are teaming up with Kaiser Permanente as the title sponsor of the Toys for Tots distribution. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers and nonprofit health plans with more than 826,000 members in the Mid-Atlantic region. Volunteers from Kaiser Permanente will be on-site throughout the event to help sort and distribute toys. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente will be collecting toys at several of their medical centers in the region.

“At Kaiser Permanente, investing in the communities we serve is core to our mission and part of our work to help more people live healthy and thrive,” said Cynthia Cifuentes, Vice President of Brand, Communications, and Community Engagement for Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. “The Toys for Tots event extends our commitment to residents of Southern Maryland and provides families in need with support during the holidays. We are honored to partner with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on this community event.”

Kaiser Permanente plans to open a new, state-of-the-art medical center in nearby Waldorf, MD in 2025. As a non-profit healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente works to improve the conditions for health and equity in the communities it serves. The health system invests in communities to address social health factors such as safe and affordable housing, financial stability, transportation, access to healthy food, health care access, education and more.

“The Blue Crabs are very excited to continue to grow our partnership with Toys for Tots again this year and feel very fortunate to join forces with a huge community player like Kaiser Permanente to bring the community such a worthwhile event,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel.

Families can learn more about Charles County Toys for Tots here.

About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs:
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The 2023 season will be the team’s 15th. Located at 11765 Saint Linus Drive, Regency Furniture Stadium hosts all Blue Crabs home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 301-638-9788 or visit the Blue Crabs online at www.SoMdbluecrabs.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB):
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

About Kaiser Permanente:
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to www.about.kp.org.

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