HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - All nine AAA Texas offices in the Houston metropolitan area are teaming up with the "Toys for Tots" program to collect toys for the 2008 holiday season. Members of the community are encouraged to drop their donations off at any office through mid-December.

The "Toys for Tots" program is accepting new toys of any kind for any age group. Last year approximately 80,000 toys and educational materials were collected and distributed in the Houston area. Nationwide the program reached more than 7 million children. AAA Texas offices are located across the Greater Houston region and provide service in the Galleria area, Champions, Copperfield, Memorial, The Woodlands, Ft. Bend, Conroe, Katy, and Humble.

"So many of our neighbors across the south Texas region lost everything in the hurricane, and many children were affected. Our AAA offices recognized collecting for 'Toys for Tots' is a service we could offer in the community, and we are proud to support an organization that has established itself as a leader in reaching needy children," said AAA Texas Regional Manager Lisa Guertin. "We encourage the community to drop off new and unwrapped toys that will be distributed during the holiday season."

"Toys for Tots" began 61 years ago in Los Angeles when U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife recognized a need for this service in their own community and founded the organization. In 1948, "Toys for Tots" expanded into a nationwide campaign.

The community is welcome to drop off donations at any Houston area office through mid-December. Log on to www.aaa.com to find the location nearest to your neighborhood.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA Texas can be visited on the internet at www.AAA.com.

Contact Information: Contacts: Dan Ronan Statewide/Dallas Ronan.dan@aaa-texas.com danronan@sprint.blackberry.net 469-221-8217 office 469-583-7070 cell Sarah Schimmer Houston Schimmer.sarah@aaa-texas.com 713-284-6552 office 281-797-7886 cell