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CINCINNATI -- Thank you Tri-State! You helped us collect thousands of toys and make a difference for families across the Tri-State.

9 On Your Side hosted a toy donation drive at nine area Kroger locations on Saturday, Dec. 14 to collect gifts for those in need this holiday season.

With your help, we exceeded our goal to collect 9,999 toys!

All donations will be given to certain agencies throughout the Tri-State, such as Child Focus in Clermont County, Salvation Army, United States Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots,' Be Concerned, Santa Maria and the Brighton Center in Northern Kentucky.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, the toy drive was postponed a week to Saturday, Dec. 14 due to a winter storm.

Holiday Toy Team 9 celebrated its third year by collecting the toys at three new locations. This expansion aimed to help more charities throughout our community and give back to those families who need a little extra help this year.

9 On Your Side anchors, reporters and other staff members were stationed at various locations to personally thank you for making your donation in helping a family this holiday season.

The event ran from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Donations of new, unwrapped toys were accepted at the following Kroger locations:

  • Newport Pavilion - 130 Pavilion Pkwy.
    -Kathrine Nero and Tom McKee will be at this location.
  • Liberty Township - 7300 Yankee Rd.
    -Adam Marshall and Carol Williams will be at this location.
  • Hyde Park - 3760 Paxton Ave.
    -Tanya O'Rourke and John Matarese will be at this location.
  • Eastgate - 4530 Eastgate Blvd.
    -Brendan Keefe and Jason Law will be at this location.
  • Harrison - 10477 Harrison Ave.
    -John Popovich will be at this location.
  • Fort Mitchell - 2150 Dixie Hwy.
    -Kendall Herold will be at this location.
  • Queen City - 4777 Kenard Ave.
    -Bryce Anslinger will be at this location.
  • Mason - Arbor Square in Mason
    -Clyde Gray and Mario Ramirez will be at this location.
  • Delhi - 5080 Delhi Avenue
    Steve Raleigh & Sherry Hughes will be here.

9 On Your Side partnered with WARM 98, 103.5 WGRR, 94.1 Great Country and Fox 92.5 to help meet our goal.

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