Mayor Jerry L. Demings to Host ‘Shop, Drop and Make a Difference’ Contact-free Toy Drop Event on Monday, November 23

WHAT: With many Orange County families facing greater financial hardships than ever before due to COVID-19, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has launched the 2020 Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive. This year there are unique opportunities to ensure safety during the 10th annual holiday drive.

One of them will be a contact-free drive-thru event to donate toys on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Residents can drop-off a new unwrapped gift for children ages 18 and under without having to leave their vehicle.

*Free facemasks and hand sanitizer will be distributed to each participating vehicle. While supplies last.*

WHO: Stuff, Knightro, Shades, Kingston and Scooter will join forces with Mayor Demings to collect toys, while local heroes from Orange County Fire Rescue will ‘show and tell’ emergency response vehicles.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol (Equestrian) Unit will also be on-site.

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • Silver Star Recreation Center, 2801 North Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818
  • Downey Park, 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825

(Contactless Donation Drive-Thru Event to occur simultaneously)

**Mayor Demings will be at Downey Park at 10:30 a.m. for media availability**

 MORE INFO: All details for the 10th Annual Mayor’s Toy Drive, including online shopping links and the full list of public-drop off locations throughout Orange County can be found at, www.ocfl.net/ToyDrive .

Online shopping donations will be accepted until Monday, December 7, 2020  

In-person donations will be accepted until Monday, December 14, 2020

It is recommended that extra items be included with some toys, e.g. batteries with electronic toys, or crayons with a coloring book.

ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT: Despina McLaughlin, 321-347-5964

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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