DONATE: The BIG 10TV Toy Drive


Every child deserves a toy at Christmas. But, unfortunately, not every family can provide that Christmas Cheer.

That’s why WBNS-10TV is teaming up with the Salvation Army of Central Ohio, Safe Harbor Retirement Group, City Barbecue, and the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Big 10TV Toy Drive.

The Big 10TV Toy Drive supports the Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer program, a true holiday experience for families that may need a little help this time of year. The toy drive gives that program a big boost by offering central Ohio residents and local businesses a chance to provide the toys the Salvation Army will give away in its Christmas Cheer program in mid-December.


For a couple of weeks leading up to our one-day collection, those who want to help can drop off new, unwrapped toys at eight City Barbecue locations, the Chiller ice rinks, Blue Line stores and Safe Harbor locations.

Or, drive by the 10TV studios at 770 Twin Rivers Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 6, when 10TV anchors and personalities will be on hand to collect toys. Some donors could drive off with lovely parting gifts.

Columbus Blue Jackets fans can drop off toys at the December 5th game at Nationwide Arena.

Fox Sports Ohio Blue Line stores:

  • Nationwide Arena
  • Tuttle Crossing Mall

Chiller Ice Rinks:

  • Easton: 3600 Chiller Lane
  • Dublin: 7001 Dublin Park Rd.
  • Lewis Center: 8144 Highland Dr.
  • Downtown: Nationwide Arena

City Barbecue restaurants:

  • Gahanna: 108 S. Stygler Rd.
  • Grove City: 2261 Stringtown Rd.
  • Newark: 1195 W Church St.
  • Polaris: 1501 Gemini Place
  • Powell: 3758 W. Powell Rd.
  • Reynoldsburg: 5979 E. Main St.
  • Upper Arlington: 2111 W. Henderson Rd.
  • Westerville: 600 S. State St.

Safe Harbor Retirement Group :

  • 6099 Frantz Road, Dublin 43017
  • 4449 Easton Way, Suite 200, Columbus 43219