WDTV teams up with WVU Medicine Children’s for it’s third annual toy drive

Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 6:07 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2020 at 9:30 PM EST
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - WDTV has hosted a toy drive every holiday season since 2018 to put a smile on children’s faces. Due to the pandemic, the collection process will take place for two days only to ensure everyone’s safety at WVU Medicine Children’s.

Donations will not be accepted at the hospital or WDTV television studio as we have in past years. Instead, we will be participating in a remote drop off during the first weekend of December. You can drop off new and unwrapped toys, books, games and clothing to the Morgantown Marriot at Waterfront place on Sunday, December 6th and Monday, December 7th between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

Cheryl Jones Vice President of WVU Medicine children’s says they want to give their patients a sense of normalcy.

“You can just see the look on the parents’ faces as maybe this is the first time that their child has smiled in a couple of days, or doing something normal that they’d do if they were home at the same time,” said Jones.

All of the donations will be quarantined for about a week before being delivered to the children at WVU. If you are unable to make the event, you may also purchase from WVU Medicine Children’s gift shop.

We’d love to have you donate, Thank you for making another year wonderful!

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