CBS North Carolina hosts annual ‘Stock the Sled’ toy drive

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – “Stock the Sled” toy drive returned with hopes of topping last year’s one-day total of nearly 2,000 donated toys.

On Friday, in a day-long community event, we met that goal, collection 2,264 toys for children in need.

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CBS North Carolina partnered with the Capital City Clauses and NC 529 to bring toys to children through Wake County Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer Program.

NC 529, or the North Carolina College Savings and Investment Program, is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle that allows you to save for college on behalf of a child.

Toys were accepted at:

 

  • 10050 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (Brier Creek)
  • 5450 New Hope Commons Drive, Durham (I-40 Exit 270)

In Wake County, there are 7,100 children from 3,500 families being assisted by the Salvation Army.

The biggest needs are new clothing and toys for girls ages 9-11 and boys 10-11 and well as toys for infants.

In Durham, there are 1,034 children from 376 families. The Salvation Army in Durham said toys for all of the ages groups are needed.

Even if you didn’t make it out to the event, you can still give to the Salvation Army.

Toys donated
2015: 1,859
2014: 2,797
2013: 1,610
2012: 1,167

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