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On Friday, FOX8, North State and Lowe’s Home Improvement will kick off the 25th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids.

Last year, Lowe’s collected over $85,000 to benefit more than 15,000 children in the Piedmont. This year, Lowe’s launched their campaign Friday, November 1.

The purpose of this program is to work with The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont to collect holiday gifts for children in the Triad whose families are in need. This is the 25th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids. Last year we helped The Salvation Army provide Christmas for more than 15,000 children in the Piedmont.

How it Works:
People will 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. Each Salvation Army then distributes the gifts to families in need.

Gift Drop Off Locations:
FOX8 studio, 2005 Francis Street in High Point
North State retail stores
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse stores

Monetary Donations:
Monetary donations may be made at the FOX8 studios 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:
November 15th: FOX8 Gifts for Kids kicks off (Live on FOX8 Morning, 5 & 6pm News)
December 11th: Last day to drop off a gift at Lowe’s
December 12th: Lowe’s Truck Day: 10:30 am delivery of toys from all Lowe’s stores to FOX8
December 17th: Last day to drop off a gift at FOX8 studio

Sponsors:
FOX8 WGHP-TV
North State – Corporate sponsor
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse – Retail sponsor