Positively Jax: Toys for Tots spreads holiday cheer to Jacksonville kids
Thousands of Jacksonville families will have toys just in time for the holidays thanks to the public's generosity. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thousands of Jacksonville children will wake up on Christmas morning with brand new toys thanks to your generosity. If you’ll recall, News4Jax held a toy drive at Channel 4 earlier this month to collect donations for Toys for Tots and our viewers generously donated nearly 1,400 toys. Those toys and thousands of others were given to local families Friday just in time for the holidays. Justin Cabrera, the Toys for Tots coordinator in Jacksonville, said 7,200 children received toys last year, and that number more than doubled this year.
News4Jax viewers spread holiday cheer by donating toys to kids in need
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Channel 4 devoted Thursday to collecting toys to help make it a merry Christmas for children in need. Viewers dropped off new and unwrapped toys that will go to children across the River City. So we’re blessed to be a blessing.”One of the first vehicles into the parking lot Thursday morning was a truck from Maxwell House -- filled with toys! “We have been collecting the toys for the kids since the beginning of the summer,” Archie Harris, Line Coordinator at Maxwell House Coffee Co, said. Like I said we have a good working staff over the Maxwell House.
Spread some holiday cheer: Donate to Toys for Tots
Channel 4 is partnering with ACE Hardware and Toys for Toys to collect toys for children, and you can help. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at participating ACE Hardware locations in Northeast Florida from now through Dec. 8. Donated toys can also be dropped off at Channel 4 at 4 Broadcast Place. And we’re hosting a toy drive at Channel 4 on Dec. 10, so if you stop by that day, we’ll make sure your donated toys get delivered. That toy drive will run from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.It’s worth mentioning that the drop-off process will be a little different this year.