WLLD Announces Orlando's Toy Drive
November 24, 2014 at 8:53 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Top 40/Rhythmic WLLD (WiLD 94.1)/TAMPA has announced it's annual ORLANDO’S TOY DRIVE. The event runs DECEMBER 8 through DECEMBER 13 at one of METROPCS' TAMPA locations. During a kick-off celebration on MONDAY, DECEMBER 8th, WiLD 94.1’s PD and Morning Show Host, ORLANDO DAVIS will be lifted atop the 'TOY DRIVE TOWER', where he'll live for five nights to help collect donations for the children and families of the TAMPA BAY community.
All donations collected will benefit THE CHILDREN’S HOME a non-profit organization, which serves as a sanctuary to abused, neglected or abandoned children in our community. New, unwrapped toys, bicycles and gift cards will all be accepted during ORLANDO'S TOY DRIVE.
ORLANDO had much to say about TOY DRIVE commenting, "The TOY DRIVE is special to me because living outdoors, for five days isn’t comfortable, but neither is not having gift cards, bikes or toys for children who’ve already had a rough start. The TOY DRIVE helps THE CHILDREN’S HOME accomplish their goals while also helping so many other charities."
ORLANDO added, "It was important to me to find a way that I could help besides simply cutting a check. I still have, every year, but this visual coupled with everyone doing a little, ends up helping a lot. That’s a win for us all!"
THE CHILDREN'S HOME CEO and Pres. IRENE K. RICKUS said, "The success of ORLANDO’S TOY DRIVE shows how active and caring the TAMPA BAY community is, and we feel blessed to live in such a special place. Seeing the smiles and excitement of the children when they open their gifts is heartwarming. We are so grateful to ORLANDO, WiLD 94.1, and our many friends that help make CHRISTMAS a happy time for all the girls and boys at THE CHILDREN’S HOME."
ORLANDO will live on the TOY DRIVE TOWER the entire length of the TOY DRIVE as he broadcasts live to create awareness for the cause. The two-story structure will feature minimal amenities, including only a tent with an inflatable mattress and sleeping bag to protect him from the elements. Last year, ORLANDO’S TOY DRIVE received 221 bicycles and over $6,032 in gift cards and donations for THE CHILDREN’S HOME.
For complete information on ORLANDO’S TOY DRIVE and how you can help by visiting www.WiLD941.com.