Monday, December 12, 2011


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 15th from 6:00am to 6:00pm from ten 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. The Paper Store has partnered with North Shore 104.9 to present the 16th annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive broadcast.

The good feelings that flow from helping our neighbors are the highlight of this toy drive. Working together, we can fill the holiday season with happiness for kids all across the region, and I hope that everyone will join us to make that happen. This toy drive will be my 16th since being elected into the Senate in 1994.

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

8:15am The Paper Store, Swampscott 435 Paradise Road Swampscott, MA
Toys being collected for:
TLC: Toys for Local Children Swampscott
(The Paper Store in Swampscott will only collect toys on December 15th.)

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./ Ipswich Caring

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 14th at 5pm. At this time listeners will be informed about the Toy Drive and are invited to join us that evening and encouraged to take part in the following day’s event. The Thursday December 15th broadcast will begin at the Capitol Diner in Lynn at 6:00am 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
 Blueberry Hill Health Care, Beverly
 Cape Ann Savings Bank, Manchester
 Marblehead Community/Aging Center
 Shubies, Marblehead
 The Building Center, Gloucester
 Marblehead Bank, Beverly
 Abbott House, Lynn
 Salem State University Central Campus Parking Lot, 71 Loring Ave. Salem, MA (December 15th only)
 Rosewood, Peabody
 Coco Key, Danvers
 NMTW Credit Union, Danvers
 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 20th. For further information please call my office at (617) 722-1600.