WFAA's Santa's Helpers is celebrating its 46th year of collecting holiday toys for children throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth counties of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton.
The 2014 Santa's Helpers Toy Drive was a huge success providing holiday toys to more than 50,000 needy children throughout the four-county Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The 2015 Toy Drive is November 27 through December 21, 2015. The 2015 Santa's Helpers Campaign is generously being sponsored by Chick-fil-A, Don Davis Auto Group, Milestone Electric and Tom Thumb.
For 2015, Santa's Helpers will host 5 drive-thru events including:
- Cedar Hill - Hillside Village at Cedar Hill - Fri., Dec. 4 from 5-10 p.m.
- McKinney - Downtown McKinney - Mon., Dec. 7 from 5-10 p.m.
- Grapevine - Grapevine Train Depot - Thu., Dec. 10 from 5-10 p.m.
- Fort Worth - Stockyards - Fri., Dec. 11 from 5-10 p.m.
- Dallas - WFAA Victory Park Studio - Wed., Dec. 16 from 5-10 p.m.
Toys can be dropped off at WFAA sponsor locations through Dec. 19th.
Over 25 community service organizations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties) are approved to distribute toys to needy children, age infant through teen.
Some of the community service organizations and agencies which are approved by Santa's Helpers include: Adventure & Victory Youth, Inc., Assistance Center of Collin County, Compassionate Community Church, City of Fort Worth Cowboy Santa, Dallas County Community Action Committee, Denton County Toy Store, Frisco Family Services, GRACE, Inspired Vision Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Metrocrest Social Services, Mission Arlington, New Millennium Bible Fellowship, Northside Intercommunity Agency, Safe Hands, The Salvation Army of McKinney, Sharing Life Community Outreach, St. Philips School and Community Center, The Chocolate Mint Foundation, United Universe, West Dallas Multipurpose Center and Westmoreland Heights Community Center.
All agencies within the Santa's Helpers program are approved based on their ability to coordinate applications from needy families, access the Salvation Army "Holiday Clearinghouse" modem system for cross-referencing of names, and to adequately cover zip codes in areas where there is the most need.