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Toy Team 9 sets record, collects 10,613 toys for Cincinnati-area kids at Christmas

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Posted at 7:58 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 10:30:06-05

CINCINNATI — Thanks to you, Toy Team 9 just had WCPO's most successful toy drive ever!

WCPO viewers and Kroger customers opened their hearts and wallets to make sure every child in our area gets a toy for Christmas by donating a record number - 10,613 - in just five hours on Dec. 7.

Since 2011, Toy Team 9 has assembled at Kroger locations across Greater Cincinnati to collect toys for children in need. Kroger, our generous sponsor, provides nine locations, staff support and a gift card for every organization. WCPO staff, local media celebrities and community groups volunteer to greet our wonderful donors.

Here's a list of the Kroger locations with the number of toys collected:

  • Union: 9001 U.S. Highway 42: 462
  • Fort Mitchell: 2150 Dixie Highway: 313
  • Liberty Township: 7300 Yankee Road: 1,412
  • Harrison: 10477 Harrison Ave.: 3,006 (Special thanks to the Marines!)
  • Eastgate: 4530 Eastgate Blvd. 1,837
  • Dent: 5910 Harrison Ave.: 986
  • Florence: 7685 Mall Road: 631
  • Princeton Glendale: 8000 Princeton Glendale Road: 631
  • Oakley: 4613 Marburg Ave.: 1,335.

This year’s toy drive benefited these Greater Cincinnati organizations:

Donating to Toy Team 9 doesn’t just do good, it feels good, as you can tell from these tweets. Thank you to everyone who participated this year.

See you next year!