WCIA Toys for Tots Drive


CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — WCIA worked with area organizations to bring Christmas cheer to kids through Toys for Tots

The WCIA Toys for Tots drive was Thursday, December 12.

  • Carle Danville on Fairchild donation site collected $3,370
  • WCIA Backlot donation site collected $18,700

Thank you central Illinois for your generosity and making the holiday a bit brighter for area families.

Our original goal was $15,000, but donors helped us blow past that by 5:00 p.m.

Toys for kids ages 0-2 and 10-12 are needed the most. The drive is also looking to raise $15,000.

People in the Gifford community held a golf outing that resulted in them being able to donate more than $4,300 to Toys for Tots.

WCIA 3’s Jen Lask talks with Elizabeth Silver from Carle as they collect donations in Danville.

From anchoring the news desk to braving the cold for Toys for Tots, WCIA 3’s Aaron Eades and Christie Battista talk about what you can do to help area kids.

WCIA 3’s Jen Lask talks with the Danville Dashers as they donate multiple bags of toys. They also gave $500.

Major Randall Summit with the Salvation Army talks about the importance of Toys for Tots.

Jen Lask talks with crews from Arrow Ambulance who want to fill their ambulance with toys.

They usually fight fires, but today members of the Champaign Fire Department were rushing to WCIA to bring toys for area children.

WCIA 3’s Andy Olson is having fun with Carle at the Fields staff as they help bring in more toys.

Jen Lask talks with Coordinator Sherry Askren, who says she talked with a man about his favorite Christmas present…which came from Toys for Tots.

We have officially hit $5,000 and continue to bring in more donations for Toys for Tots.

Andy Olson gets an update on how many toys they’ve collected at Carle at the Fields.

A mother lost her son in 2016. Now his memory lives on through Toys for Tots in Vermilion County.

WCIA 3’s Meteorologist Adam Claibon takes you through the Toys for Tots drive in Champaign.

Students from Salt Fork Elementary School stopped by to drop off donations in Danville.

The Morning Show wrapped up their coverage of the Toys for Tots drive with donations coming in at just over $6,000.

Andy Olson gives an update from our Carle at the Fields location.

Donations are continuing to flow throughout the lunchtime hours. We have now raised more than $10,000.

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