PROVIDENCE, R.I. (November 21, 2017) — Hundreds of less fortunate children in Southern New England will have something to look forward to during the holiday season. Continuing their commitment to support the local community, Homestar Mortgage joined countless corporate partners and donors to collect over 600 gifts for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which delivers millions of gifts to youngsters every year.

“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps for their Toys for Tots program,” said Steve Tetzner, president of Homestar Mortgage. “Each year, we are amazed at the continued generosity of both our employees and our realtor partners in helping to make this event such a tremendous success.”

Homestar President and owner, Stephen Tetzner, is joined, from left to right, by Cpl. Marcus Wilson, Cpl. Benjamin Prew, Sgt. Jebidah Hall, Cpl. Major Pettaway. ​

From Disney stuffed animals to bicycles, train sets and other toys, more than 200 people arrived with gifts in hand at Homestar’s annual holiday party — where U.S. Marines collected the gifts for distribution.

Since its establishment in 1947, the Toys for Tots program has donated more than $750 million valued in toys through the support individuals and companies. Besides bringing various communities together and breaking down national divides, one of the most important goals for the program is to instill hope in vulnerable youth who may be living in bleak conditions.

“Children will one day be leading our country and moving our economy forward, but how can we expect a better future if they don’t have some hope in their hearts,” Tetzner said. “This is why Homestar strongly supports Toys for Tots, and I’m sure this is why the program has garnered so much support nationally.”

The company expects to continue this tradition for many years to come.

About Homestar Mortgage

Homestar Mortgage is one of Rhode Island’s largest independent mortgage lenders and brokers, offering home and commercial loans, construction loans, reverse mortgages and refinancing programs. With offices in Providence and Wakefield, Homestar is a licensed mortgage lender and broker in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida. Homestar was founded by Carl and Stephen Tetzner, who combined have over 60 years of mortgage expertise, and are backed by a team of over 12 loan officers.