Toys, Toys, Toys. Wish List Comes True for Needy Youth

Washington, D.C. –  (Sunday, December 11, 2022) –   Bikes, balls,  scooters, dolls, games, books, and the list goes on.  That holiday wish list for hundreds of needy children across the DMV is coming true this year.  That’s thanks to the generous donations given Saturday, December 10th at the 20th Annual WHUR Toy Drive at the Shops at Iverson.

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Dozens of listeners heeded the call of WHUR personality Coka Lani and dropped off toys, gifts, and monetary donations to spread joy for the holiday season.  “My husband Anthony and I have been doing this now for almost 10 years. I actually started giving to the WHUR Toy Drive because I was once that single mom who had to  decide whether I was going to give my kids a Christmas gift or pay a bill,” said Stephanie Lee.   Those sentiments were echoed throughout the day as more than 3,500 items were donated along with $2,700.


The success of the toy drive was truly cemented by the involvement of numerous organizations that pulled together their members to bring in donations collectively, including several chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Top Flight Corvette Club, Phase 2, Unity Thunder Car Club, and Forestville Rehabilitation Center, just to name a few.

All donations are distributed to the following organizations who service families and children in need around the DMV:  Building Bridges Across the River, Family Justice Center of Prince George’s County, Northern Virginia Urban League, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Washington Wish List Committee, and Women’s Wing of Washington, DC.

The WHUR Toy Drive was sponsored by FedEx and Banister Ford of Marlow Heights.