Saturday, November 10, 2012

How You Can Help: Gifts for Kids, Give A Kid A Coat, Angel Tree, Stuff A Stocking

Fox8 has kicked off it's Gifts for Kids campaign, and there are several ways you can help!

Each year Fox8 works with the Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad to help collect gifts for the needy children of our area.  Last year, more than 24,000 children received presents through this effort.

You can bring new and unwrapped gifts to the Fox8 station, any Lowe's Home Improvement store, or North State Communications stores.  You can also make monetary donations; it's easy to donate monetarily with the cashier while you check out at Lowe's.  

Gifts will be collected at Lowe's until December 12.  You can continue to bring gifts to the Fox8 station until December 17.

This is the list of gift ideas from Fox8:

Infants (birth – 24 months)
  • Elmo & other Sesame Street character items
  • Playschool Rocktivity Sit, Crawl ‘n Stand Band
  • Interactive musical/light-up toys for infants
  • Push & pull toys
  • Educational toys (Leapfrog/vtech type items)
  • Cruise Groove Ballapalooza
Preschool Girls (2 – 4 years)
  • Character items (Disney) – Minnie’s Flipping Fun Kitchen, Pillow Pets
  • Crayola Drawing and Paint items
  • Leapfrog/LeapPad/V-tech educational toys
  • Dress-up/imaginary play toys (Princess costumes, cheerleaders, ballerinas, kitchen play sets, tea sets…)
  • Board games (Memory, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders)
  • Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check Up” doll
  • Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Stars Dolls
  • DVDs
Preschool Boys (2 – 4 years)
  • Character items
  • MAGFORCE Command Center
  • Leapfrog/LeapPad/Vtech educational toys
  • Imaginary play (toy tool sets such as Bob the Builder, fireman/police officer hats, cowboys, ball players, super heroes)
  • Board games
  • Legos, Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Trains, trucks, cars, the Original Big Wheel Racer
  • DVDs
5-7 year old Girls
  • Pillow Pets, Friends Summer Riding Camp
  • scooter/skates & helmet
  • Furbies
  • Jewelry and bead craft kits
  • Gelarti Designer Studio
  • DVDs
5-7 year old Boys
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Lite Brix Lumi-Port
  • Action figures, Micro Chargers Time Track, Switch & Go Dinos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Remote control cars, boats and helicopters
  • Lego/mega block sets
  • Skateboards/scooters with helmet, Y Volution Fliker Flow Series Scooter
  • Board games (Hulk Smash, Shoots & Ladders, Connect Four, Memory, Pok√©mon cards)
  • DVDs
8-10 year old Girls
  • 1D Collector Dolls
  • Scooter/skates & helmet
  • Barbie & accessories
  • Groovy Girls dolls
  • Jewelry and bead craft kits
  • Board games (Twister Moves, Guess Who?, Game of Life – Twists & Turns, Scrabble Junior )
  • DVDs
8-10 year old Boys
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Air Hogs, Beyblade, Lazer Tag Blaster
  • Remote control cars, boats and helicopters
  • Nerf n Strike Retaliator
  • Skateboards/scooters with helmet
  • Board games (Monopoly Clone Wars, Bakugan, Sorry Sliders)
  • DVDs
  • Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle
  • Skylander Giants
10-12 year old Girls
  • Pocketbooks and bags
  • Personal care items/“spa” items – Bath & Body Works
  • MP3 players
  • DVDs 
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Games (Life, Catch Phrase, DVD games, UNO)
  • Skateboards & helmets
  • CDs & CD players
  • Digital camera
  • Watches
10-12 year old Boys
  • Watches
  • MP3 players
  • DVDs  
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Games (Catch Phrase, DVD games, UNO)
  • Skateboards & helmets
  • CDs & CD players
  • Digital Camera

Also remember that the Give A Kid A Coat campaign continues until November 24.  Drop your new or gently used coats at any A Cleaner World.  Coats are cleaned and minor repairs are made, and the Salvation Army will pick them up and give them to people in need.

You can also honor a friend or loved one with a Christmas 2012 Honor Card.  With your minimum donation of $5, you will receive a specially designed Honor Card to let the recipient know that a donation was made in their honor.  

The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be at Hanes Mall from November 9-December 14.  Donations can be dropped off at the tree located on the Lower Level near H&M. 

WFMY News2 has also partnered with the Salvation Army for Stuff A Stocking.  Pick up a stocking at any Triad area Chick-Fil-A, Mattress Firm, Salvation Army location, or at the WFMY News 2 station.  Stockings need to be returned by December 14. 

The need is great this year!  Do what you can to help.

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