Orange County, FL - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2015 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the fifth year Mayor Jacobs and her team has facilitated the toy drive, which serves children from infants to 18-years-old. Citizens are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers. Last year, Orange County collected more than 4,600 toys for area children. The goal this year is to collect 4,700 toys.
Donations will be delivered to children in need through the Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, Wraparound Orange, Orange County Public Schools’ Homeless Program, the Community Food and Outreach Center and Toys for Tots. Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until Dec. 14. Sponsors and partners include WOFL Fox 35, the World’s Finest McDonald’s, Valencia College and Winter Park High School.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Additionally, Mayor Jacobs will also “flip the switch” on Dec. 12, at 5:45 p.m., to illuminate Heritage Square Park at the Orange County Regional History Center’s annual Holiday at Heritage Square event. This free event, featuring Santa, activities and crafts for the entire family will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on drop-off locations and gift ideas, visit www.ocfl.net/holidayheroes.
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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.