Tampa’s Heart Is Shown
On Friday, December 2nd thru December 10th, a Tampa holiday highlight returns. It’s called Orlando’s Toy Drive but it belongs to the WiLD 94-1 audience. Our station is loud and fun but for 8 days it becomes a place to watch people, from every direction, share with our foster kids. This toy drive benefits The Children’s Home Network, who has been serving foster kids and families since 1892. That is not a typo. 22 years after the civil war. The bikes, balls, gift cards and dolls all are shared with thousands of children in need. Imagine a family with enough love to share for a foster child to join the family but without expenses for extras. This drive helps. Orlando, who lives atop the “toy tower” for 8 days, broadcasts all day with the WiLD team and collects all that they can. As this Tampa holiday highlight returns, it’s clear why this is possible.
How Can You Take Part?
There’s a mantra that the toy drive lives by: “every kid deserves a bike“. Many of us remember that independence of our childhood bike. However bikes aren’t the only option. Unwrapped toys, sports gear, skateboards all make the list, as well. When people hear “toy drive” they obviously think young, but there are teens who want a make-up set, shoes or pair of jeans. That’s where gift cards are a much better choice. Whether is one toy, one gift card or a single dollar, it all counts. We have families who start collecting toys in July, for this drive. Some drive as far as Winter Haven, Sarasota, and Bartow to take part. However if you cannot make it to the toy tower, you can donate at this link. As you’ll hear thousands of times, feel the tingle!