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January 23, 2013 – Central Defense Security (CDS), a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, recently helped dozens of local families celebrate the holiday season by distributing toys at the Hickory Hill Community Center. The toys were collected during the University of Memphis M Club’s inaugural “Toys from Tigers,” an event that was co-chaired by Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations for CDS. 

“We are proud of Ken’s involvement in an event that helped bring joy to so many children in our community,” said Larry Carroll, Chief Operating Officer at Central Defense Security. “The holidays serve as a reminder of what’s really important and our team came together to help spread some cheer to those in need.”

During “Toys from Tigers,” the university’s M Club collected new, unwrapped toys from fans during the University of Memphis men’s basketball games against Austin Peay on December 8 and Louisville on December 15. CDS managed the onsite collection efforts during both games and provided storage for the hundreds of donated toys. The security firm also leveraged its partnership with the City of Memphis to identify local families in need of assistance for the holidays.

"I'm so proud of the generosity exhibited by Tiger fans during our inaugural toy drive, which helped so many Memphis families in need," said Dwight E. Boyd, M Club Director for the University of Memphis. "It was a pleasure to work with Ken on this event and I look forward to our next opportunity to partner with Central Defense Security."

Following the “Toys from Tigers” collection efforts, all donated toys were collected and sorted by CDS employees, who also decorated the event space in the Hickory Hill Community Center. Chassity Pointer-Gibson, Jerrica Love and Ken Moody, along with Boyd and several city employees, served holiday-inspired refreshments and distributed presents to the recipient families served by one of the city’s 24 community centers.

“This was a tremendous event that helped close out an exciting year for us,” said Margaret Fluckers, Director of Hickory Hill Community Center. “Central Defense Security identified a number of opportunities, like the holiday toy distribution, to support our families throughout the year and we’re excited to see what we will be able to do in 2013.”

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