TOLEDO, Ohio — WTOL 11 Gift of Joy sponsored by PNC is kicking off this holiday season to benefit Toledo-area children who are in special need of holiday cheer.
The drive provides gifts for children living in foster care, with relatives or with their families under Lucas County Children Services supervision.
"Basically, they're the same items that your children are looking for," Julie Malkin, director of communications for the Lucas County Children Services, said. "So if you're going to be shopping for the holiday and there's a toy that you know a child in your life is going to enjoy, buy another one and donate it because you will certainly help a child here that's working with our agency."
You can participate and help bring joy to a child by donating a new and unwrapped toy or gift. Gift collection begins Friday and runs through Dec 16.
The drive provides gifts for children from birth to age 18. While we are seeking gifts for all age groups, the agency particularly needs gifts for children of all ethnic groups who are newborn to 3 years old, and gift cards for teenagers.
Drop-off locations for gifts:
WTOL-TV, 730 N. Summit St., Toledo
Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St., Toledo
Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy., Toledo
Toledo Auto Care, 4544 Monroe St., Toledo
Toledo Auto Care, 5329 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo
B&L Whitehouse Auto Care, 10829 Logan St., Whitehouse
Burger King, 7447 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Burger King, 802 Front St., Toledo
Burger King, 5871 Monroe St., Sylvania
Burger King, 33 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 1110 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 2966 Navarre Ave., Oregon
Burger King, 1940 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 1856 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 4010 Monroe St., Toledo
Burger King, 902 Phillips Ave., Toledo
Burger King, 10796 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg
Burger King, 43551 6630 Airport Hwy., Holland
Burger King, 4870 Monroe St., Toledo
Burger King, 910 Western Ave., Toledo
Burger King, 713 Conant St., Maumee
Burger King, 1441 Secor Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 7370 Secor Rd., Lambertville, Mich.
Burger King, 1535 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo
Burger King, 3812 Woodville Rd., Northwood
Yark Ford, 5555 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark BMW, 7600 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark Chevrolet, 26997 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg
Yark CDDRF, 6019 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark Mazda, 6000 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark Nissan, 5957 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark Subaru, 6141 W. Central Ave., Toledo
Yark Toyota, 1377 Conant St., Maumee
Yark Used Cars 6055, W. Central Ave., Toledo
La-Z-Boy, 5178 Monroe St., Toledo
La-Z-Boy, 5804 Airport Hwy., Toledo
Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 4940 Monroe Street in Toledo has again selected LCCS as the recipient of its 2022 holiday book donation campaign, which encourages customers to purchase books to be donated to the gift drive.
Give online with Click it, Ship it, Gift it
With Click It, Ship It, Gift It, you can shop online and ship a gift directly to WTOL 11 studios, and we'll help Lucas County Children Services gift it to a child.
Please donate by Dec. 16 to get your gift into the hands of a child.
To Click It, Ship It, Gift It, while you're shopping online, select a gift you'd like a child to have and use the WTOL 11 address for shipping:
attn: PNC GIFT OF JOY
730 N. Summit St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Downtown gift drop, Thurs. Dec. 8
From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, WTOL 11 will host our fifth annual “Downtown Gift Drop” in the station parking lot at 730 North Summit St..
Everyone is encouraged to drive through and donate a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Lucas County Children's Services.
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