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Tower Of Toys Drive Runs Through Friday; Give Today, Make A Child Smile

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 9, 2013 1:13 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 10, 2013 8:27 AM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Donations are piling up as we make the final push for our Tower of Toys drive, but we need your help so that every area child has a chance to having a gift under the tree.

There is still time for you to bring an unwrapped toy and spread the joy of Christmas, but you must ask fast – the runs through Friday, 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 has been 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 been collecting toys to contribute to the drive. The Winter Series in Charleston also collected toys.

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 Saturday, 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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