Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
407-836-5301 or email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Announces Seventh Annual Holiday Heroes Toy Drive

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has launched her 2017 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. This is the seventh year Mayor Jacobs and her team have organized the toy drive, which serves local children in need (from infants to 18-years-old). Residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to participating drop-off centers – no cash or gift cards accepted.

Last year, Orange County collected more than 7,000 toys for area children. Since the Toy Drive’s inception in 2011, more than 24,000 toys have been donated to children and families in need.

Donations will be delivered to children in need through the Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, Wraparound Orange, Orange County Public Schools’ Homeless Program, United Against Poverty and U.S Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. Mayor Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until Dec. 14.

Special thanks to WOFL FOX 35 for its sponsorship and media partnership again this year.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

For a list of additional drop-off locations and more information, visit www.ocfl.net/holidayheroes.

In addition, Orange County Animal Services has created a promotional campaign – Give Love, Get Love. By simply bringing in an unwrapped toy to donate to Holiday Heroes, adoption fees will be reduced to just $10 during the month of November.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens 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, the nation’s second-largest convention center, 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 the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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