WCTV celebrates community giving back with Kindness Day

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2019

More than 50 bikes were donated to Toys for Tots at WCTV's fourth annual Kindness Day! Thanks for helping up reach our goal!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — With the holiday season in full swing, there are lots of ways to give back to the community.

All day Thursday, WCTV collected donations for Second Harvest, Toys for Tots and Leon County Schools.

When it was all said and done, we collected 78 bikes for Toys for Tots, smashing our goal of 50. Thank you for the generous donations y'all!

Follow along on the air or on Facebook as we give you updates throughout the day!

Last year, we collected 2,393 pounds of food and $471.20 in cash for Second Harvest. The cash was enough to provide 1,884 additional meals to the Big Bend region.

More than 12 big collection boxes filled with toys, 34 brand new bicycles and $250 in cash were collected for Toys for Tots during the 2018 edition of our Kindness Day. That cash enabled the campaign to buy hundreds of extra toys for those in need.

Additionally, $500 in cash was donated to The Foundation for Leon County Schools to help fund teachers' grants for special projects in the school system. A Hyundai Santa Fe was stuffed with all kinds of supplies for school children in Leon County.

Finally, Kurt Werner and his family's foundation stepped up and presented our charity partners with an additional $1,000 each on top of the donations we collected last year.

Come on out Thursday and help us smash those numbers this year y'all!

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