TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - 13abc, the Salvation Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Toys for Tots) are teaming up for another year to support families in our community this holiday season.
This year's annual Hope for the Holiday toy drive kicks off on Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 21. All collected toys will be given to local families through the Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Toys for Tots) programs. Families are selected via an application process, which has wrapped up for the 2018 holiday season.
The joint effort started in 2011, bringing in more than 113,000 toys since its beginning that have been distributed locally.
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.
Toys can be dropped off at any of the following locations until Dec. 21, 2018:
13abc at 4247 Dorr St. in Toledo
Salvation Army at 620 N Erie St. in Toledo
Salvation Army at 1045 N Main St #8 in Bowling Green
Salvation Army at 509 S Main St. in Findlay
Arnold's Home Improvement at 1770 Tremainsville Rd. in Toledo
Dave White Chevrolet at 5880 Monroe St. in Sylvania
Dave White Acura at 5868 Monroe St. in Sylvania
Jim White Toyota at 6123 Central Ave. in Toledo
Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer at 3516 Granite Cir. in Toledo
Vito's Pizza locations at
*4035 Navarre Ave. in Oregon
*118 W. South Boundary St. in Perrysburg
*7060 Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania
*524 Main St. in Toledo
*3392 Lagrange St. in Toledo
*5145 Summit St. in Toledo
*315 South Detroit Ave. in Toledo
*4317 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo
*4235 Douglas Rd. in Toledo
*5412 Monroe St. in Toledo
*2129 N. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo
*3130 W. Central Ave. in Toledo
*104 East Union St. in Walbridge
The annual Hope for the Holidays Drive-Thru Bash is happening on Friday, Dec. 7. It runs all day at 13abc studios in Toledo. That's where you'll find Santa Claus, live entertainment, free coffee and hot chocolate from Biggby Coffee, free slices of pizza from Vito's Pizza and dozens of special guests.
We're also hosting drive-thru collections at the Salvation Army locations in Bowling Green and Findlay and outside JC Penney at the Franklin Park Mall, in partnership with the Old Newsboys.
Thank you for your support for the Hope for the Holidays toy drive over the years. Your generosity has helped make sure children in our community have gifts to open on Christmas morning for the past seven years.