CRANBERRY TWP — Plush animals, games and even bicycles were stuffed into a present-shaped bounce house Tuesday until it literally spilled over.
“This is phenomenal,” said Charlie Batch, a former Steelers quarterback whose foundation, Best of the Batch, collects Christmas presents for those in need.
Best of the Batch is a nonprofit that aims to help children and families in distressed communities in eight Southwestern Pennsylvania counties.
Batch was in Cranberry Township Tuesday to witness first-hand the success of MSA’s first Best of the Batch Toy Drive.
MSA CEO Nish Vartanian said the company became involved with the toy drive years ago. Employees have collected, wrapped and distributed gifts for several years.
“The workforce is really engaged with this,” Vartanian said. “They saw the positive impact.”
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