Friday, November 16, 2012

City & Radio One Toy Drive Concludes This Week With Donation Events at Southside Walmart

~Goal is to fill two PODS with toys for Richmond families in need~

The 9th consecutive City of Richmond and Radio One Holiday Toy Drive culminates at the Walmart Supercenter at 2410 Sheila Lane for three consecutive days; Tuesday through Thursday, December 11 through 13. All Radio One stations will broadcast LIVE from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in front of Walmart to solicit donations of new unwrapped toys to fill two large PODS. Radio One Personalities from Kiss-FM, Ipower 92.1 and Praise 104.7 will be on hand to greet all who donate. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, books and clothing will be accepted, with the greatest need being items for children 10 and older.

“I encourage all residents to take a moment to reflect on those that are less fortunate during this holiday season and donate a new unwrapped toy that will bring a smile to a child’s face this season,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones.

Donations will also be accepted through December 13 at any city fire station; City Hall, 900 East Broad Street; of any of the Department of Social Services three locations: Marshall Street Plaza, 900 East Marshall Street, Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road, and the East District Initiative, 701 North 25th Street.

Radio One VP/GM Linda Forem states, “Our biggest needs are bicycles and toys for pre-teens. We know we can’t get a bike for every child, but we’d surely like to try.”

Collected toys will be distributed to needy families throughout the Richmond metropolitan area this Friday. Families in need sent letters to the radio station and over 1200 families are invited to participate in the by invitation only toy distribution