WFLA hosting 12th Annual Kindness Day to Benefit Local Charities on Friday, Dec. 11

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – WFLA News Channel 8 will host its 12th Annual Kindness Day on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at News Channel 8’s visitor parking lot located at 200 South Parker Street in Tampa.

Kindness Day supports four Tampa Bay keystone charities – Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots and the Teddy Bear Roundup – via a fast and easy, COVID-safe drive-through drop-off system. Viewers can donate a new toy, a new teddy bear, donate non-perishable food and/or give blood to help families in need for the holiday season.

Volunteers from each charity will be on-hand to accept donations Friday starting at 6 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. OneBlood will have two Big Red Buses on-site to accept blood donations for those who have time to stop, park and donate. Please help keep everyone safe and wear a mask while entering the parking lot.

“We are honored to host this annual event that truly represents the station’s 8 On Your Side brand and serves our Tampa Bay community,” WFLA News Channel 8 and WTTA Great 38 Vice President and General Manager Mark Higgins said.

For their “act of kindness,” each passing car making a donation will be handed one “Goody Bag” containing gifts and offers from our kind and generous “community partners.” Our partners include Achieva Credit Union, Chick-fil-A, Florida Strawberry Festival, Tampa Bay Rays, Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants, Henry B. Plant Museum, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, OneBlood, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co., Sonny’s, Cool Today, Advent Health and TradeWinds Island Grand Resort.

News Channel 8’s Kindness Day is sponsored by Hyundai of New Port Richey, Achieva Credit Union, Advent Health, Don’t Buy It Tampa Bay, Sonny’s BBQ, Cool Today and the Tampa Bay Times.

Join us Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. and give the gift that does not come in a box: Kindness!

Drop-off items needed are new teddy bears, canned and nonperishable foods, new unwrapped toys and willing blood donors.

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