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Tower Of Toys Drive Under Way; Make A Child's Christmas Bright

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 27, 2013 10:56 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 5, 2013 1:03 PM EST

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Tower Of Toys
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Toys bring joy to the eyes of boys and girls at Christmas, but some less fortunate youngsters may not get to experience the excitement and wonder of the holiday.

You can help make sure that doesn’t happen.

Join Eyewitness News and its partners and donate an unwrapped toy to our Tower of Toys drive that kicks off today, Dec. 2, and runs through Dec. 13. The toys go to the Union Mission in Charleston for distribution to area children.

Dollar General and 96.1, The Wolf are among the partners participating with Eyewitness News in the Tower of Toys. The radio station will be announcing some drop-off locations during its morning show.

Donations can be dropped off our studios in Charleston at 1301 Piedmont Road and in Huntington at 1002 Fourth Ave. Other drop-off locations will be the Building and Remodeling Warehouse in Nitro, Vandalia Grille on Hale Street in Charleston and Best Home Medical in Hurricane and Barboursville.

C&H Taxi, Swamp Fox Tavern in Sissonville, Metro 911 and the Charleston Treatment Center have started collecting toys to contribute to the drive. The Winter Series in Charleston also is collecting toys and asking runners and walkers bring a donation to the first race on Dec. 8.

Meanwhile, if you don’t live in the Kanawha Valley, there is another way you can give to some deserving children. Northside Chevrolet in Summersville is conducting a toy drive for West Virginia University Children’s Hospital through Dec. 14.

The dealership is collecting new unwrapped toys and other supplies (such as blankets, socks, bibs, books and clothing) for kids of all ages. Anyone who brings in a donation through Dec. 14 will be entered to win $500 cash. They also can register to win one of two Power Wheels Corvette Stingrays. Santa Claus also will be at the dealership Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Collected toys will be donated to the hospital before Christmas.



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