Radio Disney has teamed up with Toys for Tots on to help families to get in the holiday spirit and give back to their communities. Radio Disney kids and parents have expressed a strong interest in helping others, so would love if you could help spread the word to your readers next week about these events that PROVIDE AN EASY WAY TO GIVE BACK! Thanks.
RADIO DISNEY TEAMS UP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS AND MULTIPLE CHARITIES ACROSS ITS NETWORK OF 31 STATIONS FOR ITS SECOND ANNUAL
“FESTIVAL OF GIVING,” OFFERING A CONVENIENT WAY FOR KIDS
AND FAMILIES TO GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Radio Disney teams up with Toys for Tots and multiple charities across its network of 31 stations for its second annual “FESTIVAL OF GIVING,” encouraging kids and families to help others this holiday season. Beginning FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, Radio Disney stations across the country will host local community events that provide a convenient way for kids and families to give back, benefitting Toys for Tots and various other organizations, including Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Feeding America via its local food banks, and animal shelters, among others. “Festival of Giving” is part of Radio Disney’s Project Family initiative, inspiring families to spend time together in an effort to make a lasting, positive change at home, in their community and the world at large.
“Disney has had a longstanding relationship with Toys for Tots and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with an organization that so clearly resonates with our audience of kids and families who are passionate about helping others,” said Phil Guerini, Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney.
Dedicated to delivering new toys and the magic of the holiday season to less fortunate children each holiday season, Toys for Tots will be gathering new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations in all 31 Radio Disney markets. Each event will be hosted by Radio Disney’s local stations, and in celebration of Radio Disney’s Fa-la-la-lidays seasonal programming, will feature holiday-themed interactive entertainment, music and prizes including Walt Disney Records’ “Disney Channel’s Holiday Playlist.”
The “Festival of Giving” events taking place on November 30 will be hosted at the following locations:
Chicago, Illinois 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce 47th Annual Christmas Walk with AM 1300
Charities: Toys for Tots, Northern Illinois Food Bank
The “Festival of Giving” events taking place on December 1 will be hosted at the following locations:
Los Angeles, California 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Queen Mary’s CHILL at Queen Mary with AM 1110
Charities: Toys for Tots
Boston, Massachusetts 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Marblehead Christmas Walk & Santa’s Visit at State Street Landing with AM 1260
Charities: Toys for Tots, Making Ends Meet
Atlanta, Georgia 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sprint Grand Opening in Carrollton with AM 590
Charities: Toys for Tots, Atlanta Red Cross, Manna House and HOPE Center, Carroll County Council on Aging, Carroll County Department of Family & Children Services, “Sprint Project Connect”
Houston, Texas 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Memorial City Mall with AM 1590
Charities: Toys for Tots, Houston SPCA, Sunshine Kids, Houston Food Bank
Phoenix, Arizona 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Outlets at Anthem with AM 1580
Charities: Toys for Tots, Ryan House, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Community Health Charities, Free Arts of Arizona
Tampa, Florida 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WestShore Plaza with AM 1380
Charities: Toys for Tots, Metropolitan Ministries, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Denver, Colorado 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Colorado Mills Mall with AM 1690
Charities: Toys for Tots, Boys and Girls Club
Cleveland, Ohio 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Crocker Park with AM 1260
Charities: Toys for Tots, USO of Northeast Ohio, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Salvation Army
Orlando, Florida 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oviedo Mall with AM 990
Charities: Toys for Tots, Pet Rescue by Judy
St. Louis, Missouri 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Magic House: St. Louis Children’s Museum with AM 1260
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, St. Louis Area Food bank, Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Macy’s Courtyard at Summit Fair Shopping Center with AM 1190
Charities: Toys for Tots, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Midwest Animal ResQ
Salt Lake City, Utah 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Gateway Mall with AM 910
Charities: Toys for Tots, Kids On The Move, Utah Food Bank
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Shops of Grand Avenue with AM 1640
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army
San Antonio, Texas 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Huebner Oaks Shopping Center with AM 1160
Charities: Toys for Tots, San Antonio Food Bank, Salvation Army, Animal Defense League
Little Rock, Arkansas 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Little Rock Rivermarket East Pavilion with 99.5 FM
Charities: Toys for Tots, Arkansas Rice Depot, Our Promise, Centers for Youth and Families, Salvation Army
Richmond, Virginia 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Haley Buick GMC with AM 1290
Charities: Toys for Tots, American Red Cross, FeedMore and Capital Area Food Bank
New York, New York 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jersey Gardens Mall with AM 1560
Charities: Toys for Tots, additional charities TBD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fairgrounds Square Mall with AM 640
Charities: Toys for Tots, Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Berks Food Bank
San Francisco, California 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Shops at Tanforan with AM 1310
Charities: Toys for Tots, Second Harvest Food Bank, Pajama Program, Samaritan House
Seattle, Washington 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marketplace at Factoria with AM 1250
Charities: Toys for Tots, Food Lifeline, Salvation Army, Humane Society for Seattle/King County
Minneapolis, Minnesota 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The 25th Annual Reindeer Run The Band Shell at Lake Harriet, 4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN with AM 1440
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Read to Feed the Mind
Sacramento, California 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville with AM 1470
Charities: Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, Local Area Food Banks, Sacramento SPCA
Indianapolis, Indiana 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Indiana State Museum with 98.3 FM
Charities: Toys for Tots, additional charities TBD
The “Festival of Giving” events taking place on December 2 will be hosted at the following locations:
Los Angeles, California 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winter Family Festival at Beeman Park with AM 1110
Charities: LAPD, North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Charles Borromeo Church Food Pantry, Pet Orphans, BookEnds
Dallas, Texas 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Medical City’s Acute Kids Urgent Care location in Allen with AM 620
Charities: Toys for Tots, USO
Charlotte, North Carolina 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
EpiCentre with AM 1480
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Bright Blessings USA
Detroit, Michigan 11:30 a.m.
61st Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade with AM 910
Charities: Toys for Tots, The Rainbow Connection, Rochester Regional Community Collaboration
Miami, Florida 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winterfest Family Fun Day at Riverside Hotel with AM 990
Charities: Toys for Tots, Epilepsy Foundation, Lifenet for Families, Abandon Pet Rescue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Century III Mall with AM 1250
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Operation Troop Appreciation
Portland, Oregon 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cedar Hills Crossing Mall with AM 1640
Charities: Toys For Tots, Oregon Food Bank, Banfield Charitable Trust, Children’s Book Bank, Animal Aid, American Red Cross
St. Louis, Missouri 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Louis Outlet Mall with AM 1260
Charities: Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Operation Food Search, St. Louis Pet Lover Coalition
Albany, New York 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Annual Troy Victorian Stroll with AM 1460
Charities: Toys for Tots, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, START Children’s Center of Rensselaer County, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Washington DC, Virginia 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
National Harbor with AM 1290
Charities: Toys for Tots, FeedMore, American Red Cross
Check for event updates in your community at RadioDisney.com/FestivalofGiving and via Radio Disney’s local Facebook app.
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The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas holiday season. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.