Denver—CBS4–KCNC-TV has teamed up with King Soopers and MIX 100 to collect new toys and cash donations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s 2012 Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive.
King Soopers will begin collecting new toys at all Front Range locations on Saturday, December 1. Shoppers also have the option of making a cash donation in the form of a gift card or visiting cbsdenver.com to donate.
“CBS4 is proud to partner again this year with King Soopers to collect toys and gift cards for kids whose families may not be able to buy presents this season,” Walt DeHaven, CBS4 General Manager, said. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is a great organization to support. They help so many children in need in our community by offering them a place to do homework, be creative and participate in sports
Anchors Jim Benemann and Karen Leigh, along with weather forecaster Lauren Whitney and partner radio station MIX 100, will spearhead the 2012 Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive. Donations such as toys, games, art kits, sporting equipment, electronics, bikes, helmets, gift cards, make-up, hats , scarves and other personal accessories are needed for the thousands of boys and girls served at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver youth facilities throughout the area.
On Thursday, December 13, CBS4 and MIX 100 will hold a special day long toy drive at King Soopers, at Colorado and Yale, with coverage during all CBS4 newscasts from 5 am – 7pm. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to stop by that day to donate toys they are collecting this holiday season.
“We are pleased to once again be teaming up with CBS4 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver to provide toys to those in need,” Kelli McGannon from King Soopers said. “We are especially excited to have a big toy collection day that will help us reach our donation goal.”
Toys will be collected through December 24. Most of the donated items will be distributed at Boys & Girls Clubs’ holiday parties scheduled for December 17-21. Additional donated items will be used throughout the year in all of the clubs as prizes for the Power Hour learning center program, where kids can earn prizes for doing homework.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has been helping young people make the most of their lives since 1961, when the first Club opened its doors to boys who needed a positive place to spend free time. Today, both boys and girls are served at 14 youth facilities located throughout the Denver metro area.
For more information, call CBS4, KCNC-TV—Denver at 303-861-4444, or visit cbsdenver.com. Contact the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver at 303-892-9200 or www.bgcmd.org.