Hundreds of New Zealand children will experience the thrill of opening Christmas presents this year, thanks to Auckland radio station Humm FM and The Salvation Army.
The Humm FM toy drive will run for 48 hours from 6pm on Thursday, December 5 to 6pm on Saturday, December 7 in conjunction with a radiothon where listeners will be asked to drop new toys into the Humm station at 16 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland.
The Salvation Army will pick up the toys on the following Monday and distribute them to families in need.
The Salvation Army Royal Oak director Rod Ellis says the toys will make an enormous difference to families who are struggling to even feed their families this Christmas.
“We will be giving Christmas hampers to around 500 people this Christmas so they can put food on the table on Christmas Day, and, thanks to Humm FM’s listeners, they’ll be able to give their children presents this year.”
Last year’s drive saw The Salvation Army distribute thousands of toys to families in Auckland, Whangarei, Kaitaia and Hamilton.