D & D Executive Transportation, in partnership with Measurement Incorporated and the Genuine Toy Co., is proud to be running our first Fill-a-Bus Toy Drive to provide new, in the box, and unwrapped toys to the Neighborhood Service Organization - NSO. These toys will be distributed to three of NSO's fantastic programs: Life Choices, YouthLink, and Supportive Housing. Description of these programs are listed below. Our Goal is to completely fill the storage, luggage racks, and passenger area with as many toys, games, and puzzles as possible in order to provide an amazing holiday season for all of the people involved in each of the NSO programs.
Donors will be able to drop of the toys in advance at:
21520 Ecorse Rd
Taylor, MI 48180,
D & D Executive Transportation
32639 Industrial Rd
Garden City, MI 48135.
Toys can also be purchased and donated directly from the Genuine Toy Company. They are offering a 20% discount on all toys purchased in store for the drive, and they will have a bin to leave them in right in the store!
As our way of saying thank you, anyone that drops off a gift at D & D in advance or the day of the drive will be eligible to get up to $50 off of a trip with us! ($10 for the first gift, and $5 for each additional gift).
About the Neighborhood Service Organization - NSO programs:
1. Life Choices: NSO Life Choices provides services and support in Wayne County for children, youth and adults. Life Choices professionals serve persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, with the goal of helping individuals learn, express themselves and join in the work, play and worship of society. In support of this goal, Life Choices provides comprehensive supportive services, as well as a variety of clinical services, including psychological testing, behavior modification planning, individual and family therapy, and psychiatric care.
2. YouthLink: Operating since 2013, YouthLink currently serves nearly 250 youth. YouthLink provides a myriad of services to these youth centered around 14 specific elements, the largest providing summer employment for all program youth. Individualized case management is provided to each youth by assigned case managers, who meet regularly with youth to establish an ISS (Individual Success Strategy).
Many youth come into the program having dropped out of school. YouthLink provides both in-class GED sessions and online High School completion curriculum through ED 20/20 which is a credit recovery program. Workforce Development Specialists facilitates weekly Job Readiness workshops for the Out of School youth to sharpen their employability skills. Youthlink exposes program youth to as many academic and social interaction activities as possible, taking talent tours to the major colleges and thriving businesses in Detroit and the surrounding areas. YouthLink also polishes youth in the area of etiquette and takes them on quarterly tours to restaurants to practice what they have learned.
3. Supportive Housing: NSO's Supportive Housing uses a "Housing First" approach to provide permanent supportive housing services to homeless individuals.
About Measurement Incorporated:
Measurement Incorporated is an employee-owned corporation that invokes a sense of pride and responsibility in its employees toward the customers they serve and the communities in which they live. From the beginning, MI has always maintained a humanistic, inclusive work environment for its employees to encourage increased staff morale, loyalty, productivity and ultimately, profitability. As a community-conscious organization, MI participates in programs involving student internships, literacy, education, preservation, and recycling. Over the years, MI has been honored with recognition and awards from the community for business development, historic renovation, dedication to educational pursuits, support of employees and families, and charitable contributions.
If you'd like to learn more about Measurement Incorporated you can click on this link: https://www.linkedin.com/company/measurement-incorporated/
About Genuine Toy Co.:
At Genuine Toy Co., we strive to be a totally unique shopping experience and just plain fun to explore. We will surprise you with toys you grew up with but haven't seen for ages, toys that captivate the imagination of young and old alike, science & craft kits of all kinds, real fossils and minerals, an entire wall chock full of award-winning family and enthusiast games, and so much more.
We have both the best of what you expect to find in a great toy store plus what you would never expect to see anywhere, all at prices to fit piggy banks of any size! Above all, we strive to live up to our name; we are Genuine Toy Co!