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Local children receive aid through the 2018 Holiday Helpers

Posted: 9:40 AM, Nov 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-23 09:42:52-05
Local children receive aid through the 2018 Holiday Helpers

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – The 8th year of our holiday toy drive was a success!

People participated by dropping off toys, food and other gifts at Kroger, Southern Bank and Tropical Smoothie locations as well as Pembroke Mall.

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

Monetary donations were also be accepted at Southern Bank locations.

In 2018 we served a total of 1,527 children. Of that total, 290 children were Holiday Helper Partner children and 353 were other community partners. There were 10 van loads of toys and one box truck full of toys from One Hour Heating and Cooling. One of the vans even had a bike in it! You also donated about 200 boxes of food in 2018.

Our News 3 team was out at donation locations throughout the drive!

Here's where we were in 2018:

  • December 4 - Kroger, Holland Road, Virginia Beach 5:30 - 9 a.m. and the Greenbrier Southern Bank 4 - 6:15 p.m.
  • December 6 - Kroger, Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake  5:30 - 9 a.m.
  • December 7 Tropical Smoothie at Patrick Henry Mall  4 - 6:15 p.m.
  • December 11 - Kroger, Holland Road, Virginia Beach 5:30 - 9 a.m and Pembroke Mall 4 - 6:15 p.m.
  • December 13 - Kroger, Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake  5:30 - 9 a.m. and Pembroke Mall 4 - 6:15 p.m.