Thursday, December 3, 2009


Once again, North Shore 104.9 and I 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 10th from 6:30am to 6:00pm from eight locations on the North Shore. The live broadcast will feature local entertainment, school choirs and bands, great food, interviews with local officials and even Santa Claus will be on the road helping the cause. Eastern Insurance and Safety Insurance have partnered with North Shore 104.9 to present the 14th annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive broadcast. North Shore 104.9 is proud to announce that Eastern Insurance will be presenting a cash donation at each broadcast location to go to the charity of choice.

This year’s Toy Drive is another great opportunity for the North Shore’s holiday spirit and generosity to shine as we all come together to bring happiness to children at a time when every child deserves to know that we care about them. This toy drive will be my 14th since being elected into the Senate in 1994.

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

6:30am-7:30am 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 Moynihan Lumber 82 River Street, Beverly, MA
Toys being collected for:
Beverly Bootstraps

9:30am-10:30am DanversBank, Middleton 2 Central Street, Middleton, MA
Toys being collected for:
Neighbors in Need

11:00am-12:00pm First National Bank of Ipswich 31 Market Street, Ipswich, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

12:30pm-1:30pm Woodman’s of Essex 121 Main Street, Essex, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

2:00pm-3:00pm Manchester Athletic Club 8 Atwater Avenue, Manchester, MA
Toys being collected for:
Pathways of Gloucester

3:30pm-4:30pm Tuck’s Candy 15 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

5:00pm-6:30pm Cape Ann Savings Bank 109 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

The broadcast will begin at the Capitol Diner in Lynn at 6:30am on December 10th and will end at the Cape Ann Savings Bank at 109 Main Street in Gloucester with refreshments and performances by school choirs and local musicians. The North Shore Holiday Toy Drive is looking for new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations.

In addition, the below locations are welcoming any and all donations for the Annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive. Please note that North Shore 104.9 will not be broadcasting from the below locations
 Wenham Museum
 Delande Lighting, Salem
 Hollywood Hits, Danvers
 Destino's Subs, Gloucester
 Cedar Glen Health Care, Danvers
 Azorean Restaurant, Gloucester
 Blueberry Hill Health Care, Beverly
 Cape Ann Savings Bank, Manchester
 NMTW Credit Union, Danvers, Lowell, Framingham
 Dunkin' Donuts , Manchester, Eastern Ave. Gloucester
 First National Bank of Ipswich, Essex, Rowley, Gloucester
For further information, please call either Troy Wall in my office at 617-722-1600 or Patrick Belmonte at North Shore 104.9 at 978-927-1049 extension 13.