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Insa’s Holiday Toy Drive Nets Over One Hundred Toys for MaryAnne’s Kids

Victor Juri   December 25, 2018  

EASTHAMPTON, MA – December 21, 2018 – Insa, inc., operator of Insa Easthampton, a recreational and medical cannabis dispensary, and Insa Springfield, a medical cannabis dispensary, as well as a cultivation and manufacturing facility in Easthampton, MA, has announced that its first ever Holiday Toy Drive for MaryAnne’s Kids has brought in over one hundred toys for area foster children.

“It’s important to do what we can, as a member of the community, to help those who are less fortunate than us – especially during this part of the year, where area charities are usually stretched to their limits,” said Insa CEO Mark Zatyrka. “This can be an especially difficult time for those in foster care, and we hope that these gifts will spread a little holiday cheer.”

MaryAnne’s Kids is a special fund established to provide opportunities for children in foster care that would otherwise be unavailable to them, as they are not typically paid for through the State foster care system. By providing these children the means to pursue special interests in music, dance, art, sports, summer camps and extra-curricular education, we hope to offer a positive influence that will remain with them throughout their lives. The MAK Fund is administered by the nonprofit Center for Human Development (CHD), furthering its mission of supporting children and adults alike with respect and dignity.

“Being able to do the things other children enjoy—like being successful, and celebrating special holidays—really changes how foster kids see themselves,” Yamilca Nogué, Event Coordinator for CHD’s MaryAnne’s Kids, explained. “MaryAnne’s Kids helps foster kids feel like kids. And with the support of Mark and everyone at Insa we make wishes come true this holiday season.” 

Now that all the toys have been delivered, the team at Insa has turned their attention towards the uptick in foot traffic at their Insa Easthampton location, which opened for adult-use sales on Saturday, December 22, 2018. After a successful opening weekend which saw virtually no lines, and everyone who visited getting what they came in for, there is a lot to look forward to at Insa going into 2019.  

Insa is a vertically integrated, state of the art medical and adult-use cannabis organization. Founded in 2013, Insa is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts with operations currently located in Easthampton and Springfield, Massachusetts. The company specializes in every step of the medical and adult-use cannabis process, from sourcing to growing to creating and dispensing meticulously crafted products that suit each individuals’ unique needs. Further information about Insa and its products can be found at