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Kindness Day Friday Dec. 7, 2018

Tampa, Fla. – WFLA News Channel 8 will host its 10th annual KINDNESS DAY on Friday, Dec. 7 at News Channel 8 located at 200 S. Parker St. in Tampa.

“We’re excited about this year’s Kindness Day. It’s our 10th anniversary! We’re hoping it’s the biggest and best yet for the four local charities to help our community and make this holiday season extra special for those in need,” Skip Valet, VP and General Manager of News Channel 8, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.”

News Channel 8’s KINDNESS DAY is sponsored by Hyundai of New Port Richey, Circle K, Famous Tate, Publix Supermarkets, Achieva Credit Union, Harlem Globetrotters, Crayola Experience and the Tampa Bay Times. Circle K is offering a FREE cup of coffee at its locations throughout the Tampa Bay area on Dec.7 for every $2 donation its customers give towards “kindness.” All proceeds will be for the charities.

The four charities benefiting from KINDNESS DAY include Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots and the Teddy Bear Roundup. Volunteers will accept donations Friday starting at 6 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at News Channel 8 via a fast and easy drive-through system. The drop-off location will be at the station’s visitor parking lot. OneBlood’s buses will also be on site to accept blood donations for those that have time to stop, park and donate.

As an ‘act of kindness – as supplies last – each passing car will be handed ONE Goody Bag containing gifts and offers from our kind and generous “community partners,” which includes Circle K; Famous Tate; Chick-fil-A; Florida Strawberry Festival; Monster Jam; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants; Henry B. Plant Museum; Florida Museum of Photographic Arts; Crayola Experience; Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park; Gasparilla Distance Classic Association; Fantastic Sams; Tampa Bay Lightning and The Ellen Show.

DROP-OFF ITEMS NEEDED are new teddy bears, canned and nonperishable foods, new unwrapped toys and willing blood donors. 

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