COLUMBUS, Ohio — Every child deserves a toy at Christmas. Unfortunately, not every family can provide that Christmas cheer. That is especially true today.
That's why WBNS-10TV is teaming up with the Salvation Army of Central Ohio, Safe Harbor Retirement Group, Ricart Automotive, Easton Town Center 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 that the Salvation Army will then give away in mid-December.
HOW TO DONATE
This year, rather than an online donation link, you can give a gift by simply clicking and shipping. Shop online, add to your cart and send directly to 10TV at the following address:
770 Twin Rivers Dr
Columbus, OH 43215
For the weeks leading up to our one-day collection, those who want to help can drop off new, unwrapped toys at designated OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks, Blue Line stores, Safe Harbor Retirement Group offices, Easton Town Center, Ricart Automotive locations and at 10TV.
And, you can make a point of joining our celebration here at the 10TV studios at 770 Twin Rivers Drive from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, when our holiday elves will be on hand to collect toys. The next day – Friday, December 9 – Columbus Blue Jackets fans can drop off toys during the home game at Nationwide Arena.
- 770 Twin Rivers Drive, Columbus, OH 43215
Blue Line stores
- Nationwide Arena
- Polaris Fashion Place: toys can be dropped off at the Blue Line store inside of the mall
Chiller Ice Rinks
- Chiller Easton: 3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus 43219
- Chiller Dublin: 7001 Dublin Park Rd., Dublin 43016
- Chiller North: 8144 Highland Dr., Lewis Center 43035
Easton Town Center
People can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Guest Services desk located inside the Station Building under the AMC Theatre escalators.
Ricart Automotive Locations
- Ricart Buick GMC: 2539 Billingsley Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
- Ricart Chevrolet: 2589 Billingsley Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
- Ricart Express Newark: 1525 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055
- Ricart Megamall: 4255 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Safe Harbor Retirement Group
- 6099 Frantz Road, Dublin 43017
- 4449 Easton Way, Suite 200, Columbus 43219
- Main location: 966 E. Main St., Columbus OH 43205