With the rain on Sunday, also came toys – to the annual Colts/WISH Tree toy collection outside Lucas Oil. Colts fans delivered nearly 2,250 toys, many also donating cash as they hurried into the stadium to escape the rain. Nothing will stop those Colts fans and some even slowed to chat with the WISH-TV8 personalities who rang bells along with volunteers at all gates. Much like our Colts Coat Collection in October, the weather was dismal but donations were only slightly hampered – numbers a few hundred less than last year’s collection.
Ever since 1997, WISH-TV has teamed up with the Salvation Army to collect toys for needy families over the holidays. Families are pre-selected for the toy shop – held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – where all toys are collected after being transported by Two Men And A Truck and then displayed so families in need can shop for their kids.
If you missed Sunday’s toy drive, three more WISH-TV drives are still planned.
WISH Tree Butler Toy Collection – Tuesday, November 29
Danielle, The Face of MyINDY-TV 23 will be collecting toys at Hinkle Fieldhouse as Butler takes on Oakland City. New unwrapped toys and cash donations can be brought to the game from 5:30 p.m. until halftime and dropped off at Gate 4 and Will Call entrances.
WISH Tree Christmas at the Zoo Toy Collection – Thursday December 1
The WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 family will be collecting toys outside the Indianapolis Zoo during the annual Christmas at the Zoo on Thursday, December 1st, from 5-8 p.m. Each person who donates will receive a 20% off voucher for entrance and a free train ride.
Monument Circle – Thursday, December 9
Stop by Monument Circle on Thursday, December 9th when WISH-TV reporters and anchors, along with other local celebrities, will be ringing bells and taking toy and monetary donations.
You can also make your donation at any Ed Martin Auto Dealership, MCL Restaurant and Bakery, and Huntington Bank.