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Distribution of the Play It Forward Toys

Media Advisory
Casey Pogan
Marketing Director
The Town Center at Levis Commons
Hill Partners Inc.

January 22, 2016

What: Play it Forward Toy Distribution
Distribution of toys collected during the Play It Forward Used Toy Drive.
Where: Cousino Harris DKI
2690 Eckel Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
When: Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Who: The 6th Annual Play it Forward Used Toy Drive collected three, 40-ft box trucks full of gently used toys in early January 2016. After weeks of cleaning and organizing, the toys are ready to be given to local children in need.

Over the years the toys have been distributed in a variety of ways, including giveaway events at the Wayman Palmer YMCA, Erie Street Market and by dropping off directly to shelters. This year, the following organizations were invited to come and “shop” the toys at Cousino Harris DKI from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5th, 2016.

· Lucas County Children Services
· Turning the Page
· Family Services
· Lucas County Court House
· East Side Family Center
· L Hollingsworth School
· Easter Seals
· Head Start

Toys are sorted by age group and category, including books, puzzles, games, educational and stuffed animals. The intention is for each organization to leave with a collection of toys that can either be used in their facility and/or distributed to the families. Special thanks to Batteries Plus for graciously donating all the batteries for the toys and to the Knights of Columbus for installing them prior to distribution.
Interview: Shelly Konz, business development leader for Cousino Harris Disaster KleenUp, and representatives from the attending charities will be available for interviews on Friday, February 5th during the toy distribution.