North Shore Holiday Toy Drive
Once again, North Shore 104.9 and Senator Bruce Tarr will hit the road for the 17th Annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive expected to collect thousands of toys for North Shore Children in need. They'll be collecting toys and broadcasting live all day from ten North Shore locations! Santa will come along and help as the live broadcast features local entertainment, school choirs and bands, great food and interviews. Since being elected in 1994, Senator Tarr has joined the Holiday Toy Drive, making this year his 17th consecutive year of particitpation:
"People on the North Shore have powerful spirits of caring and giving, and our toy drive provides an opportunity to those spirits to translate into a real difference for kids in our area during the holidays. I'm honored to partner with North Shore 104.9 to help make that difference, and truly appreciate the station's ongoing commitment to public service now and throughout the year" said Tarr.
North Shore 104.9 President Todd Tanger added:
"We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event. The North Shore Holiday Toy Drive is such an exciting event that brings holiday joy to deserving children right here in the North Shore. We thank everyone for their overwhelming generosity and kind contributions, especially Bruce Tarr for his continued efforts and energy year after year. We appreciate listeners and clients allowing us to break from normal programming to broadcast this event and hope they help us bring some holiday joy to the lives of children on the North Shore this holiday season.”
Many locations will have refreshments and of course big boxes for you to place your donations in. All of the donations collected from the North Shore Holiday Toy Drive go directly to children in North Shore communities, neighborhoods, schools, and families. Your donation will go to someone who you may see everyday and make their holiday season so special.
- Capital Diner, Lynn - 6:00-7:00am
- Devereux House, Marblehead 7:30-8:15am
- The Paper Store, Swampscott 8:15-9am
- Flint Public Library, Middleton 9-10am
- Dawson’s True Value, Beverly 10:30-11:30am
- First National Bank of Ipswich, Ipswich - 12-1pm
- Woodman's of Essex, Essex - 1:15-1:45pm
- Manchester Athletic Club, Manchester - 2-3pm
- Tuck's Candy, Rockport - 3:30 - 4:30pm
- Cape Ann Savings Bank, Gloucester - 5-6pm
There are other places to drop off toys any time through Tuesday, December 18 at the additional locations listed on 104.9's toy drive web page.
The North Shore Holiday Toy Drive gives toys to:
- Toys for Tots of Lynn
- Making Ends Meet, Marblehead
- Neighbors in Need, Middleton
- Beverly Bootstraps
- Action, Inc. Cape Ann
- Pathways for Children, Gloucester