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Junior League hosts drive-thru toy drive for Carilion Children’s

Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 4:27 PM EST
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - In Roanoke County, the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley and Carilion Children’s Hospital joined forces to help bring some holiday cheer to kids in the hospital.

Saturday, members held a drive-thru toy drive outside the old JCPenney at Tanglewood Mall. They set up large cardboard boxes for different age groups and began collecting toys to fill them.

The hope is to cheer up young Carilion patients, who won’t be getting their usual special visitors, like Santa, due to the pandemic.

“Without this toy drive, we would not be able to celebrate Christmas this year and all the other winter holidays. We’re really excited to get the donations. This helps our program throughout the entire year,” Carli Holtzhauer, child life specialist for Carilion Children’s, said.

If you didn’t make it Saturday, you can take a new toy to the drives November 28 and December 5.

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