Holiday Helpers: Join us in making the holidays bright for local kids!

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Join News 3 to make sure every local child has a special holiday season in the seventh year of our toy drive!

You can participate by dropping off toys at any of the drop off locations through December 17.

The toys will be distributed to local children living in shelters by the non profit group ForKids.

Monetary donations will also be accepted at any Southern Bank location or click here to donate online now.

Plus, drop off toys on select days listed below to meet News 3 anchors and reporters!

Barbara Ciara will be out at donation locations throughout the drive.

Here's when you can be there to donate with her:

  • Tuesday, November 28 – Southern Bank – Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake (live on News 3 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 1 - Kroger - Virginia Beach - Holland Road - (live on News 3 at 6, 7 and 8 a.m.)
  • Friday, December 8 – Kroger - University Blvd. in Suffolk (live on News 3 at 6, 7 and 8 a.m.) and Pembroke Mall- (Near the Santa Stage) Virginia Beach (live on News 3 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.)
  • Monday, December 11 - Kroger - Sentinel Drive in Chesapeake - (live on News 3 at 6, 7 and 8 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 12 – Patrick Henry Mall- (Front of Tropical Smoothie ) Newport News (live on News 3 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 15 – Kroger - Virginia Beach (exact location to come) - (live on News 3 at 6, 7 and 8 a.m.) and Pembroke Mall- (Near Santa Stage ) Virginia Beach (live on News 3 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.)

In past years News 3 and our partners raised $18,000 and donated over 5,000 toys to local children!

Click here for the full list of drop off locations.