Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2017 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the seventh year Mayor Jacobs and her team have organized the toy drive, which serves local children in need (from infants to 18-years-old). Residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers – no cash or gift cards accepted.
Last year, Orange County collected more than 7,000 toys for area children. Since the Toy Drive’s inception in 2011, more than 24,000 toys have been donated to children and families in need.
Donations will be delivered to children in need through the Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, Wraparound Orange, Orange County Public Schools’ Homeless Program, United Against Poverty and U.S Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Mayor Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until Dec. 14.
Special thanks to WOFL FOX 35 for its sponsorship and media partnership again this year.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Orange County Parks & Recreation Facilities
- Orange County Administration Office – 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, 32801
For a list of additional drop-off locations and more information, visit www.ocfl.net/holidayheroes.
In addition, Orange County Animal Services has created a promotional campaign – Give Love, Get Love. By simply bringing in an unwrapped toy to donate to Holiday Heroes, adoption fees will be reduced to just $10 during the month of November.