Christmas In Tampa Bay

My buddy Orlando from our sister station WiLD 94.1 is about to ascend 30 feet in the air for 8 cold nights. Look up as you pass Dale Mabry Highway & Columbus Drive in Tampa and you’ll see him. Why’s he up there? It’s all about making Christmas better for some kids who’ve been dealt some tough cards in life. For those 8 days and long nights, bikes, toys, gift cards and cash will be gathered for Orlando’s 8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The toy drive benefits abused, neglected, or abandoned children in our community through the great work of the Children’s Home Network. Last year, they were able to gather 640 bikes and fill 4 pods with  toys. Add to that over $30,000 in cash and gift card donations. Can they top it in 2019? Follow along with Orlando’s time up in the Toy Drive Tower via his social media at @IAmOrlando and @IAmOrlandoDavis on Instagram.

Orlando makes the climb tomorrow and won’t come down until next week. Drop by with a donation if you can or you can help online by visiting Orlando’s Toy Drive web site. Here are a few shots from the toy drive from over the last few years.

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