ExpertBail Network Donates Over $10,000 to Toys for Tots for the HolidaysFriday, December 16, 2011
December 16, 2011
Doesn’t every child deserve to celebrate the holidays? Doesn’t every parent deserve to see the look on a child’s face when they open a holiday gift? The ExpertBail Network says absolutely yes! That is why they are awarding over $10,000 to 10 local Toys for Tots campaigns throughout the country. “We understand that things are tough all over right now,” says Eric Granof, ExpertBail’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We wanted to make sure as many families as possible would have the opportunity to share in the joy of giving and receiving a gift this holiday season, and our Network of over 5,000 bail bond agents jumped at the chance to make that happen…and yes, I said bail bond agents."
ExpertBail is the first and only nationally branded Network of bail agents in the country. Founded by AIA, the nation’s oldest and largest family of bail bond insurance companies, ExpertBail was created to put a new face on the bail industry. By sharing the real stories of bail agents making a difference in their local communities, ExpertBail is challenging the negative image that has been perpetuated by Hollywood and the media for so many years. “Bail agents get a bad rap,” adds Granof. “Because of the stereotypes created by the media, most people think that the bail bond profession is populated by thugs and criminals. The reality is bail agents are people just like you and me, doing their best to help people during a difficult time.”
As part of its efforts to challenge the negative stereotypes and put a more “real” and positive face on the bail bond industry, ExpertBail conducted a Facebook holiday promotion with Toys for Tots. This promotion comes on the heels of its successful Thanksgiving promotion in which ExpertBail fed over 500 people in Fresno, California on Thanksgiving. The holiday promotion was launched on December 5th with the goal of reaching 2,500 toys or $10,000. All consumers had to do was go to ExpertBail’s Facebook page, “Like” them and one toy would be donated to Toys for Tots. Additionally, consumers were asked to list a city in the comment box. The top 10 cities would be awarded a portion of the money raised.
In less than 2 weeks, ExpertBail met its goal and has awarded the following Toys for Tots locations a donation on behalf of the Network:
- Etna, CA - Holly Bail Bonds
- Los Angeles, CA - Ernie Lopez Bail Bonds
- Flat Rock, NC - Smoky Mountain Bail Bonds
- Pensacola, FL - Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds
- Pittsburgh, PA - Diane Tressa Bail Bonds
- Richmond, VA - Johnson's Bonding
- Seattle, WA - Lacey OMalley Bail Bond Agency
- Tyler, TX - #1 Bail Bonds
- Vero Beach, FL - Barnett Bail Bonds
- Wichita, KS - Owens Bonding Company
The donations were presented to each Toys for Tots campaign by a local bail bond agent in that city.