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Play It Forward Used Toy Drive



Casey Pogan, Marketing Director

The Town Center at Levis Commons

Hill Partners, Inc.


Play it Forward Used Toy Drive Returns to Levis Commons

The Town Center at Levis Commons and Cousino Harris Disaster Kleenup Partner to Bring Back Popular Used Toy Drive on January 9, 2016 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

PERRYSBURG, OH (December 29, 2015) – After Santa has come and gone, many parents are left wondering where they will find space in the house for all of their children’s new holiday treasures. The Town Center at Levis Commons and Cousino Harris Disaster Kleenup offer a solution to this dilemma with the Play It Forward Used Toy Drive that rescues and recycles outgrown toys for underprivileged children.  

Donations of gently-used, still-working toys can be dropped off in front of the movie theater at Levis Commons from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016.  The toys will be cleaned and donated to children in Northwest Ohio who may not have been as fortunate this holiday season.

Play it Forward is a simple concept with a widespread impact,” said Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, The Town Center at Levis Commons, Hill Partners Inc. “By collecting the no longer used toys, we keep them out of landfills and are able to provide the tools essential to creativity and imagination to children who need them.” 

Play it Forward would not be possible without the generous support of the community. Cousino Harris Disaster Kleenup provides people and the equipment to help collect, transport, store, and clean all of the toys. Batteries Plus provides much-needed batteries for the toys before distribution to children.  Additionally, throughout January, there is a need for volunteers to help sort and clean the toys before they are delivered. This is a great opportunity for students, churches, service groups or anyone looking to donate time to a worthy cause. Please contact Shelly Konz at 419-931-2054 or for more information about volunteering.  

Since inception, the Play it Forward Toy Drive has collected thousands of toys and positively impacted hundreds of children’s lives. Donated items have been delivered to organizations such as Mom’s House, Family House and the Aurora House as well as to families that live in LMHA Housing and children active in the Lucas County Children Services program.

The Town Center at Levis Commons is a 319,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center offering a collection of national, regional and local specialty merchants.  The center contains over 68,000 square feet of Class-A office space featuring views of The Town Center and unparalleled regional access via I-475, I-75 and the surrounding freeways.  The developer, Hill Partners, Inc., based in Charlotte, N.C., is responsible for merchandising, retail leasing and management of the center. Reichle Klein is handling the office leasing responsibilities.

For more information on this release or to schedule an interview, please contact Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, Hill Partners, Inc., The Town Center at Levis Commons at 419.931.8888.