As a part of caring for some of Orange County’s most precious citizens, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive brought the region together to make the holiday season brighter for children in need. In its seventh year, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Toy Drive began on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and collection ended on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
In keeping with Orange County’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors philosophy, citizens were encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for infants, children and teens during Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. Since the Toy Drive’s inception, more than 35,000 toys have been distributed to local children.
This year, Orange County employees and local residents generously donated 6,320 gift items.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive is made possible by the countless hours donated by volunteers and the generous support of our partners.
WOFL FOX 35 Orlando is the official media partner for the Toy Drive. FOX 35 has donated airtime, including special live segments during their morning show Good Day Orlando.
Your donation will benefit children in need through the help of the following organizations: Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, United Against Poverty (formerly the Community Food and Outreach Center), Orange County Public Schools, Wraparound Orange and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.