Wished You Were Here

There was a lot of energy and excitement at the Rascal Flatts/JCPenney Angel Tree Toy Drive in Manhattan last week!  Too many fans to count turned out with new toys for some lucky angels.

Rascal Flatts (looking ever so stylish) weaved in and out of the crowd to meet as many people as possible and sign copies of their new album. From the photos it looked like a scene from Where’s Waldo?

The evening’s climax came when toy drive partners  JCPenney (represented by VP Rick Jones), Rascal Flatts, and The Salvation Army (represented by Major George Hood) took the stage to share what a positive impact the program would have on children and seniors in need. They thanked the audience for their generous support.

When Major Hood returned from NYC, I asked him about his thoughts on the event and our partners. His response was very encouraging.

“They’re so committed to these kids. It’s really refreshing to work with a retailer who wants to make sure kids are cared for,” he noted.

“This is a corporate partnership where the people involved really are focused on meeting the needs of children – making sure kids have Christmas presents is more important to JCPenney and Rascal Flatts than any recognition they’re going to get.”

Just how important, you ask? Each member of Rascal Flatts has already adopted an angel of their own.

So what are you waiting for? Adopt yours today at jcp.com/angel.

The faces of Rascal Flatts: (L-R) Musicians Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for JCPenney)

They were easy to spot above, but can you find the guys now in the mass crowd of fans? (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Rascal Flatts autographed copies of their latest CD 'Nothing Like This' that was just released Nov 16. $1 from each sale of the album at JCP stores is donated to The Salvation Army. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Rascal Flatts joined with JCPenney’s VP / Director Digital Ventures Rick Jones (left) and Major George Hood (right) onstage at the Toy Drive. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Thank you Rascal Flatts and JCPenney for your generous donation to The Salvation Army! (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for JCPenney)