Jackson Radio Work’s WKHM-FM (K-105.3) and WKHM-AM (NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM) hosted their annual joint toy drive to benefit the local chapter of Toys for Tots from 6 – 10 a.m. on Friday, December 1.
Toys for Tots is an organization run by the U.S. Marine Corps which distributes toys to families who cannot afford them for the holiday season.
The Toy Drive took place at a local Jackson Walmart. Scott Clow & Mallory Sullivan broadcast the K-105.3 Morning Show live on location at Walmart, just outside the entrance, braving the cold to accept drive-up and walk-up donations from listeners.
Also broadcasting live was Greg O’Connor of NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM hosting his daily local news show “AM Jackson” from inside Walmart.
Donors had the option to bring new toys, check/cash, or shop inside for toys to donate and receive 10 percent off their purchase. By 9:45 a.m., the station reached the goal of $10,000, surpassing last year’s amount of $8,000 raised.
Two Men and a Truck filled a moving truck with all the toys donated and purchased Friday morning and delivered them to Toys for Tots headquarters at the Salvation Army. All donations will be distributed to families in Jackson.