JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Channel 4 has devoted Thursday to collecting new, unwrapped toys to help make a merry Christmas for the less fortunate children of Jacksonville.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., station employees will be welcoming people who drop by 4 Broadcast Place to donate new, unwrapped toys for children up to 12 years old. Party organizers are preparing for 8,000 children to attend the party.
DIRECTIONS: WJXT-TV, 4 Broadcast Place
Last year WJXT viewers donated 1,243 new, unwrapped toys, including 29 bicycles, for Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville.
Toys can still be donated after Thursday. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at all Ace Hardware stores in northeast Florida. Click to find the Ace store near you.
The annual Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. There is no registration, with toys given first come, first served. Children get three tickets that can be exchanged for toys. Some of the tickets are randomly stamped for that child to receive a bicycle.
The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization. Money is donated throughout the year by local companies and individuals to help buy toys in bulk.