Friday, December 3, 2010

North Shore Holiday Toy Drive Kick-Off Party

Help us kick-off this year's North Shore Holiday Toy Drive and raise awareness. We will broadcast live and encourage listeners to pick up a toy and drop it off at one of our donation locations during our Toy Drive which will take place the next day. This will be a casual evening to celebrate the joy of giving this Holiday Season.

· When: Wednesday December 8th, 5-7pm
· Where: Sylvan Street Grille Peabody
· Who: All are welcome

Please click “Read more” to read my press release for the following day’s toy drive and schedule.


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

BEVERLY, MA- 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 9th from 6:00am to 6:00pm from nine 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 15th annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive broadcast.

“Kindness is one of the greatest gifts of the holiday season, and the spirit of giving is always strong on the North Shore. This year our team looks forward to seeing as many people as possible as we travel the roadways to bring musical talent to the airwaves and joy to the children for whom a simple gift makes such a big difference.” Tarr said. This toy drive will be his 15th since being elected into the Senate in 1994.

North Shore 104.9 President Todd Tanger stated, “Once again we are delighted to be a part of the North Shore Holiday Toy Drive. Year after year we are overwhelmed by the generosity that the North Shore extends to the children in our community with the greatest need. This event affects so many families and being a part of that is so heartwarming and we thank the people of the North Shore who contribute, our listeners, clients, employees, and friends. We work hard to focus our energy on all things North Shore and this annual toy drive is our favorite event of the year because it is truly all about the kids and their smiling faces. We thank Senator Bruce Tarr for all his energy and his continued efforts year after year. We are asking businesses and residents of the North Shore to help us bring some holiday joy to the lives of children on the North Shore this holiday season."

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

6:00am 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.

7:30am Devereux House, Marblehead 39 Lafayette Street, Marblehead, MA
Toys being collected for:
Making Ends Meet

9:00am Flint Public Library, Middleton 1 South Main Street, Middleton, MA
Toys being collected for:
Neighbors in Need

10:30am Dawson’s True Value Hardware 50 Enon Street, Beverly, MA
Toys being collected for:
Beverly Bootstraps

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

1:15pm Woodman’s of Essex 121 Main Street, Essex, MA
Toys being collected for:
Action Inc.

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

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

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

The event will kick-off with a live broadcast from the Sylvan Street Grille in Peabody on Wednesday December 8th at 5pm. At this time listeners will be informed about the Toy Drive and encouraged to take part in the following day’s event. The Thursday December 9th broadcast will begin at the Capitol Diner in Lynn at 6:00am on December 9th 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 to collect new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations.

In addition to the above broadcast locations, 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
 Blueberry Hill Health Care, Beverly
 Cape Ann Savings Bank, Manchester
 Marblehead Police Dept.
 Marblehead Community/Aging Center
 Abbott House, Lynn
 Rosewood, Peabody
 NMTW Credit Union, Danvers
 Dunkin' Donuts in Manchester, and Eastern Ave. Gloucester
 First National Bank of Ipswich, Essex, Rowley, Gloucester
 Additional toy donation locations listed at
Toys can be dropped off at any of these locations now through Friday December 17th.