TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) – The annual toy drive to help local children during the Christmas holidays is now underway.
13abc’s Hope for the Holidays program benefits the Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Last year, more than 25,000 toys were donated. Since the Hope for the Holidays campaign began in 2011, more than 113,000 toys have been distributed locally.
The campaign continues through December 15 with toy distribution taking place prior to Christmas. The Salvation Army conducted an earlier application process for those families who need assistance and more than 1,300 families applied.
13abc partners include Vito’s Pizza, Arnold’s Home Improvement, Dave White Chevrolet and Acura and Jim White Toyota and Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer to present Hope for the Holidays.
The annual “drive through bash” will be held on Friday, December 8 all day at three area locations. Volunteers will be accepting new toys at 13abc studios at 4247 Dorr Street. There will be food and free entertainment for those driving through to drop off toys.
Locations will also be operating in Bowling Green and in Findlay.
Below are locations where donations will be accepted from November 17 through December 15:
5412 Monroe street Toledo
4235 Douglas Rd Toledo
3392 Lagrange St. Toledo
5145 N Summit St. Toledo
524 Main St. Toledo
2131 N Reynolds Rd. Toledo
315 S Detroit Ave Toledo
4317 Heatherdowns Boulevard Toledo
3130 W Central Ave Toledo, Toledo
2120 N Holland Sylvania Ave, Toledo
4035 Navarre Ave Oregon
7060 Sylvania Avenue Sylvania
118 W South Boundary Perrysburg
1770 Tremainsville, Toledo, OHIO
Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer:
3516 Granite Circle Toledo
Dave White Chevrolet (NEW AND USED LOCATIONS):
5880 Monroe St. Sylvania
Dave White Acura:
5868 Monroe Street Sylvania
Jim White Toyota:
6123 West Central Avenue Toledo