Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s 2021 Radio Station of the Year, MyFM 101.3, has scheduled their 5th annual toy drive, Tailgates for Toys to benefit Toys For Kids and Teens for Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28th outside of Walmart in Bellingham, MA.
This year’s drive will start on Friday at 9:00am and continue through Sunday at 1:00pm with MyFM staff members camping out on site for the entire weekend.
A COW (Container on Wheels) will be generously donated by Gallo Moving in Milford to be utilized as storage for the donated toys over the three-day donation event. The COW is also used to efficiently transport the donations to the Toys For Kids and Teens headquarters on Sunday, November 28th.
Last year’s event was held at Walmart in Whitinsville and successfully collected over 6,000 toys. A large factor in the success of the drive is through the generous support from “Shopping Spree Sponsors”.
A Shopping Spree Sponsor is an individual/business that donates a minimum of $250.00 in cash to the cause. The cash donation will be spent on toys by an official MyFM Tailgates For Toys volunteer in Walmart. In return for the monetary donation, the purchasing work is done, a fun Facebook video is posted with all the toys purchased in their name as a thank you.
“We collected $16,000 last year with over 50 sponsors. Those sponsorships make a huge impact,” said MyFM Operations manager and event coordinator, Ray Auger.
The public is encouraged to drop off a toy or purchase one in Walmart to donate while your shopping.
Toys for Kids and Teens is a 5013c non-profit organization that collects and disperses toys during the holiday season to families in need. Toys for Kids and Teens covers the Blackstone Valley area, further points east.