Annual Holiday Toy Drive


Annual Holiday Toy Drive expected to collect thousands of toys for North Shore Children in need

Once again, North Shore 104.9 and State Senator Bruce Tarr will hit the road collecting toys for children on the North Shore and broadcasting live all day. This year’s Holiday Toy Drive will take place on Thursday, December 13th from 6:30am to 6:30pm from seven locations on the North Shore. The live broadcast will feature local entertainment, school choirs and bands, great food, interviews with local officials and the big guy himself, Santa Claus will also join us on the road.

‘Each year we collect thousands of toys for children in our communities who are in need. This drive generates the support of people of all ages and I am always amazed at their generosity,’ said Tarr. ‘It is this enthusiasm and selfless giving that brings me back each year.’ This toy drive will be his 12th since being elected into the Senate in 1994.

‘It energizes each and every one of us to see all the thousands of toys collected all over the North Shore that will end up in the hands of deserving children,’ commented Todd Tanger, President of North Shore 104.9. ‘We are very appreciative of everyone’s generosity of time and resources to make this Toy Drive happen every holiday season.’

The scheduled broadcast locations are as follows. (Times are subject to change):

Capitol Diner
431 Union Street, Lynn, MA
Toys being collected for:
Toys for Tots- Coordinated by the
Lynn English High School R.O.T.C.

8:00am-9:00 am
Salem Plumbing Supply
97 River Street, Beverly, MA
Toys being collected for:
Salem Charities- Coordinated by
North Shore Community Health Inc.

Richardson’s Ice Cream
156 South Main Street, Middleton, MA
Toys being collected for:
Neighbors in Need

The Winthrop Elementary School
65 Central Street, Ipswich, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

Woodman’s of Essex
121 Main Street, Essex, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

Manchester Athletic Club
8 Atwater Avenue, Manchester, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

Tuck’s Candy
15 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

Cape Ann Savings Bank
109 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

The broadcast will begin at the Capitol Diner at 6:30am on December 13th and will end at the Cape Ann Savings Bank at 109 Main Street in Gloucester with free pictures with Santa, refreshments, and performances by school choirs and local musicians.

For further information, please call Patrick Belmonte at North Shore 104.9 at 978-927-1049 extension 16 or Senator Bruce Tarr at 617-722-1600.