Though the summer heat is setting in across Central Florida, those at Aloma Bowling Centers are already thinking about candy canes, gingerbread, trees and Santa Claus.
That’s because along with bowling centers around Orlando, Aloma Bowling Centers will take part in a Christmas in July event to make a difference for families during the holidays.
From July 1 to Aug. 1, Aloma Bowl, Boardwalk Bowl and Airport Lanes will all have festively wrapped boxes on display for guests to donate new, unwrapped toys and unused gift cards. The donations will then be added to other contributions for the Orlando Regional United States Bowling Congress’ annual Toys for Tots drive in December.
“At Aloma Bowling Centers, we’re always looking for ways to give back to our local community,” said Keith Baldwin, the regional general manager of the venues. “This is a creative way to fill a big need around the holidays, and we hope people will bring something to donate when they come out to enjoy our centers.”
The Christmas in July event was organized because the number of families in need has increased each year, while the number of donations has decreased. The event aims to help fill that gap in the summer months, when people might have a little more to give.