CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Those wishing to make a charitable contribution to the community can participate in 5 Star Radio’s annual Toy Drive to provide holiday gifts for less fortunate children.
Staff from Q108, Eagle 94.3, Beaver 100.3, Z97.5, ESPN Clarksville, and ClarksvilleNow.com will be stationed at Toys R Us (off Wilma Rudolph Blvd.) through 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14
Toys and cash donations will be accepted and donated to various charities, including Centerstone, the United Way, and Toys for Tots.
The 501st Imperial Stormtroopers and Marines from Toys for Tots will be present at the event, which is presented by Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.
Many people have found their own ways to help. A six-year-old girl spent all day Friday baking cookies to sell to her family members. When her mother asked her what she wanted to do with the money she earned, she said she wanted to “buy Christmas presents for the kids on the radio.” She showed up bright and early Saturday with a paper cup full of money to shop for the kids.
A few days ago, one man asked his Facebook friends to make donations for the Toy Drive so he could shop. He raised $350, and showed up at the Toy Drive dressed in a full Grinch costume, posing for photos with other shoppers. He even acted the part.
These are just a few examples of the incredible generosity displayed by the Clarksville community.
See photos from the Toy Drive below, and a video courtesy of WKRN News 2