Oct 13, 2020 6:09 PM

'Coins For Kids' benefits Christmas toy drive

Posted Oct 13, 2020 6:09 PM
2019 Christmas For Kids Toy Drive. Photo by Gregg Lynn.
2019 Christmas For Kids Toy Drive. Photo by Gregg Lynn.

by SARAH THOMACK

St. Joseph Post

While the upcoming holiday season may look different than Christmas past, an annual toy drive will still be fulfilling wish lists this year, with help from the community.

Joetown 107.5 Program Director and Radio Personality Gregg Lynn says it's expected that COVID-19 will affect this year's Christmas For Kids Toy Drive, so a 'Coins For Kids' initiative was started to help.

“We’re collecting pocket change and we’ve been doing this for a couple of months now,” Lynn says. “We’ve got some sponsor locations and we’ve got our collection buckets out, so if people are out and about, they can just drop whatever change is in their pocket or a dollar bill and all of that money will go towards the toy drive.”

Lynn says it's expected the toy drive will provide Christmas gifts for 150 to 200 kids this year through the Noyes Home for Children and more.

“This year, we’re adding more kids, we’re going to take care of the domestic violence shelter at the YWCA, any kids that are staying there, we’re going to make sure that they get some Christmas presents too.”

Gregg Lynn’s Christmas For Kids Toy Drive will be held on Black Friday with location details to come. Lynn adds that anyone who doesn't feel comfortable getting out to shop this year can make a monetary donation online or have gifts sent to Eagle Radio studios.

Find more information or donate online at joetown1075.com.