The year 2010 marks the twenty-eighth annual Great Toy Drive for KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8. The drive will take place from now to December 20th. KGW is joining forces along with sponsors and local partners to collect and distribute toys to tens of thousands of needy children in Oregon and SW Washington.
Portland firefighters from Station 26 joined KGW Reporter Drew Carney and Boys & Girls Club employees to kick-off the toy drive in style on Thursday, October 28, 2010 by distributing donated toys, bikes, and sporting equipment to children at the Boys & Girls Club in New Columbia.
A portion of the toys from the Great Toy Drive will be donated to Portland Fire & Rescue Toy N Joy Makers. Since 1914, Toy N Joy Makers have been providing toys to underprivileged Portland children.
Stay tuned to the Fire Blog for ways you can help support the Toy N Joy Makers efforts. Learn more about the organization at http://www.toynjoymakers.org/.
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