FOX8 Gifts for Kids kicks off

FOX8 is kicking off its 24th annual Gifts for Kids campaign.

In working with The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont, the purpose of Gifts for Kids is to collect holiday gifts for children in the Triad whose families are in need.  In 2011, more than 24,000 children in the Piedmont received presents as a result of the effort.

How it Works:

People can bring new and unwrapped gifts to any of the drop-off locations listed below.  Those gifts will then be delivered to the FOX8 studios.  Each Salvation Army unit will pick up donations from the FOX8 studios and bring them to their sorting/warehouse location.  The Salvation Army then distributes the gifts to families who have applied for assistance.

Gift Drop-off Locations:

  • FOX8 studios, located at 2005 Francis St. in High Point
  • North State Communications stores
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse stores

Monetary Donations:

Monetary donations may also be made at the FOX8 studios, any North State Communications retail location or any Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse locations.  To make a monetary donation at Lowe’s, customers can donate at each cash register as part of their check out process.

Important Dates:

December 12:  Last day to drop off gifts at Lowe’s.  (The toys are delivered from all Lowe’s stores to the FOX8 studios on Dec. 13.)

December 17:  Last day to drop off a gift at FOX8 studio.

Gift Ideas:

We collect gifts for children ranging from newborn to 12 years old.

Infants (birth – 24 months)

  • Elmo & other Sesame Street character items
  • Playschool Rocktivity Sit, Crawl ‘n Stand Band
  • Interactive musical/light-up toys for infants
  • Push & pull toys
  • Educational toys (Leapfrog/vtech type items)
  • Cruise Groove Ballapalooza

Preschool Girls (2 – 4 years)

  • Character items (Disney) – Minnie’s Flipping Fun Kitchen, Pillow Pets
  • Crayola Drawing and Paint items
  • Leapfrog/LeapPad/V-tech educational toys
  • Dress-up/imaginary play toys (Princess costumes, cheerleaders, ballerinas, kitchen play sets, tea sets…)
  • Board games (Memory, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders)
  • Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check Up” doll
  • Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Stars Dolls
  • DVDs

Preschool Boys (2 – 4 years)

  • Character items
  • MAGFORCE Command Center
  • Leapfrog/LeapPad/Vtech educational toys
  • Imaginary play (toy tool sets such as Bob the Builder, fireman/police officer hats, cowboys, ball players, super heroes)
  • Board games
  • Legos, Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Trains, trucks, cars, the Original Big Wheel Racer
  • DVDs

5-7 year old Girls

  • Pillow Pets, Friends Summer Riding Camp
  • scooter/skates & helmet
  • Furbies
  • Jewelry and bead craft kits
  • Gelarti Designer Studio
  • DVDs

5-7 year old Boys

  • TV plug-in video games
  • Lite Brix Lumi-Port
  • Action figures, Micro Chargers Time Track, Switch & Go Dinos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Remote control cars, boats and helicopters
  • Lego/mega block sets
  • Skateboards/scooters with helmet, Y Volution Fliker Flow Series Scooter
  • Board games (Hulk Smash, Shoots & Ladders, Connect Four, Memory, Pokémon cards)
  • DVDs

8-10 year old Girls

  • 1D Collector Dolls
  • Scooter/skates & helmet
  • Barbie & accessories
  • Groovy Girls dolls
  • Jewelry and bead craft kits
  • Board games (Twister Moves, Guess Who?, Game of Life – Twists & Turns, Scrabble Junior )
  • DVDs

8-10 year old Boys

  • TV plug-in video games
  • Air Hogs, Beyblade, Lazer Tag Blaster
  • Remote control cars, boats and helicopters
  • Nerf n Strike Retaliator
  • Skateboards/scooters with helmet
  • Board games (Monopoly Clone Wars, Bakugan, Sorry Sliders)
  • DVDs
  • Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle
  • Skylander Giants

10-12 year old Girls

  • Pocketbooks and bags
  • Personal care items/“spa” items – Bath & Body Works
  • MP3 players
  • DVDs
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Games (Life, Catch Phrase, DVD games, UNO)
  • Skateboards & helmets
  • CDs & CD players
  • Digital camera
  • Watches

10-12 year old Boys

  • Watches
  • MP3 players
  • DVDs
  • TV plug-in video games
  • Games (Catch Phrase, DVD games, UNO)
  • Skateboards & helmets
  • CDs & CD players
  • Digital Camera
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