DENVER (CBS4)– Generous Coloradans donated toys on Wednesday to help members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

This holiday season CBS4 is teaming up with King Soopers, 97.3 KBCO and the University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation to collect new toys and cash donations for children and youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

On Wednesday, CBS4 anchors and reporters along with the Boys & Girls Clubs, teamed up for a special collection day event. CBS4 talent will be on hand to collect toy donations, thank donors, and greet CBS4 viewers.

This year’s goal is to collect 11,000 toys for those children who may not get anything this holiday.

Even the Grinch is happy to donate to the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive (credit: CBS)

Even the Grinch is happy to donate to the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive (credit: CBS)

 

This year the Grinch showed up to scowl during the event but then something happened.

“My heart has grown 2½ times this morning because, look at all these toys that people have been giving. It’s a great feeling to give and hear it from me, the Grinch. It’s a great feeling,” said the Grinch.

Although the toy collection event is going strong, there remains a great need in the Denver metro area this holiday season.

The biggest need is older children. Sporting equipment is a good option for those kids who are too old for stuffed animals but don’t want to feel left out this year. Make-up sets are also a good option for teenage girls.

Another option for those who may not have time or know what to buy is gift cards. Many of the kids at Boys and Girls Clubs don’t have the opportunity to shop for themselves.

During the toy  collection drive, toys can be dropped off at any King Soopers location. CBS4 talent will be at:

King Soopers
2750 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222

New, unwrapped toys can also be dropped off at the CBS4 Studios throughout the entire month of December.

CBS4
1044 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has been helping young people make the most of their lives since 1961, when the first club opened its doors to boys who needed a positive place to spend free time.

Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver serves 12,000 kids at 16 neighborhood program sites and one residential summer camp.

Online donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver can be made by going tobgcmd.org/toy-drive.

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