Joy Of Sharing
CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 launched the stations’ 24th annual Joy of Sharing toy campaign benefiting children in need this holiday season. Eyewitness News Anchors Chris May and Susan Barnett are requesting new, unwrapped toys for local children on behalf of the Salvation Army through public service announcements airing on both stations through Wednesday, December 19th when the stations wrap up the season with a five hour on-air fundraiser (3-8 p.m.).
To make a donation call 1-877-KYW-3ASK.
Click here to make an online donation right now or text the word “JOY” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
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All five of the CBS Radio stations in the market – KYW Newsradio 1060, 98.1 WOGL, SportsRadio 94 WIP, SportsRadio 610 WIP and Talk Radio 1210AM WPHT – also join in the holiday tradition by collecting toys at their studios, participating in campaign events and promoting the drive on-air. On-air radio personalities from the various stations will also be featured in TV spots soliciting toy donations.
The Joy of Sharing campaign kicks off Black Friday as the holiday shopping season gets underway on what is routinely one of the busiest retail days of the year. The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale will also be collecting toys at each of their performances throughout the Greater Philadelphia area during the month of December. The Franklin Institute will have a toy drop-off box located outside of the SciStore located inside of the museum. On select Saturdays in December the elegant Swann Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia presents Teatime in Wonderland where families are encouraged to bring a toy to benefit the initiative.
Toys will also be collected at numerous locations throughout the Delaware Valley including these special events – the Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting Ceremony in Philadelphia hosted by Meteorologist Kathy Orr,Wednesday, November 28th (tree lighting at 5 p.m.) and the Narberth Dickens Festival featuring KYW Newsradio’s Kidcast Mobile Studio on Saturday, December 8th (Noon to 4 p.m.). In addition, SportsRadio 94 WIP and SportsRadio 610 WIP will support the campaign by hosting a Joy of Sharing Night and collecting toys along Tailgate Row setup at the Wells Fargo Center at the December 13th Philadelphia Eagles game against the Cincinnati Bengals. And, traffic guru Bob Kelly will urge those stopping by his Holiday Lights neighborhood tours to bring along a toy as he showcases displays throughout our area.
Toys can also be dropped off at the following locations:
CBS 3 / The CW Philly 57 Studios at 1555 Hamilton Street in Philadelphia
WOGL and Talk Radio 1210AM WPHT studios at Two Bala Plaza in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
KYW Newsradio 1060 and SportsRadio 94 WIP/SportsRadio 610 WIP studios at 400 Market Street, Philadelphia
Salvation Army locations at: 701 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, 915 Haddon Avenue in Camden, New Jersey or 400 North Orange Street in Wilmington, Delaware
Herr’s Visitors Center in Nottingham, PA
Participating Ashley Furniture Home Store locations
Any Of Your Local Delaware Valley Acura Dealers (Click Here for a complete list)
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa locations
The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at One Logan Square
Wednesday, December 19th, bring a new unwrapped toy to the Trenton Titans Game at the Sun Arena, and get a free ticket to that night’s game, PLUS – a ticket to a future Trenton Titan’s Game! The toys will be distributed to the victims from hurricane Sandy.
For more information on Joy of Sharing and a complete list of events and drop-off locations, click here, or call 215-977-JOYS. Individuals wishing to contribute can also donate $10 to the cause by texting JOY to 80888.
CBS 3 and The CW Philly acknowledge the support of their partners in this campaign: Herr’s, Ashley Furniture Home Store, Delaware Valley Acura Dealerships, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, The Philadelphia Marathon, The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Boys Choir and The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
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