Viewers generous during Channel 4 toy drive

Toys to benefit Children's Christmas Party of Jacskonville

Author: Crystal Moyer, Morning assignment desk, backup traffic reporter,
Rob Sweeting, Anchor,
Published On: Dec 03 2013 05:20:23 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2013 09:08:08 AM EST
Channel 4 Toy Drive

WJXT-TV collected new or unused toys at the studio all day Wednesday to support the Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville.

Hundreds of people dropped off toys to the WJXT studios during the Channel 4 toy drive Wednesday. Forty bicycles -- mostly with helmets -- were donated for the Christmas Party as well as hundreds of toys!

IMAGES: Channel 4 viewers drop of toys

The Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville is a non-profit organization. On Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Convention Center free toys will be given to children 12 years old and under.

There is no registration for the event, first come, first served. Children get three tickets that can be exchanged for toys. Some of the tickets are randomly stamped for a child to receive a bicycle.

Throughout the year money is donated by local companies and individuals to help the Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville buy toys in bulk.

It you couldn't drop off a toy Wednesday, new, unwrapped toys for the party will be accepted at any Ace Hardware location in the Jacksonville area through Dec. 11. [Click for Ace Hardware locations]

Click for more information on The Children's Christmas Party.