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Tis’ the Season for Helping Children in Need

Madison, WI. - 12/3/2012

Rayovac® Makes Donation to Toys for Tots

Rayovac®, a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation, has taken the opportunity to help children in need by donating batteries and volunteering its time to help the Toys for Tots Foundation.

“Batteries are needed for many of the toys we receive in the Toys for Tots program,” said Major Loren Carter, Dane County Coordinator of The Salvation Army. “Rayovac has generously donated thousands of batteries so that these toys will be powered up and enjoyed by children all across Dane County.”

Toys for Tots is a nonprofit charitable organization that is organized by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. The mission of the program is to collect new and unwrapped toys during the holiday season and distribute those toys as gifts to less fortunate children across the country.

This year’s distribution dates are taking place December 18-20, from 9:00am to 4:00pm and on December 21, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. This wonderful opportunity to volunteer will be located in The Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall B.

Rayovac® made the donation keeping in mind that many children go without gifts during the holidays. David Carlson, Director of Marketing Communications for Rayovac stated, “We are very happy to help in any way we can. We know that the holidays are difficult times for some children and we hope that our donation can bring them joy. The entire holiday season is filled with opportunities to give back and Rayovac is proud to be able to donate to Toys for Tots and fulfill our commitment to help children who are less fortunate.”

For more information about The Toys for Tots Foundation please visit

About Rayovac
Rayovac is a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation.  Backed by a long history of bringing the latest innovations to the marketplace, Rayovac offers a full range of high-performance batteries to meet the power needs of today’s consumers.  From long-lasting alkaline batteries to advanced green rechargeable technology to the world’s top-selling, longest lasting mercury free hearing aid battery, Rayovac’s state-of-the-art products offer more power for the money.  The company also manufactures a wide selection of high-quality flashlights.  For more information, visit

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of batteries, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn & garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and portable lighting. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, the Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®, Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®,  Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot® and Black Flag®. Spectrum Brands Holdings' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in more than 120 countries. Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011. For more information, visit