WFLA News Channel 8 to Hold 14th Annual KINDNESS DAY
Benefits 5 local charities including Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots, Hillsborough Education Foundation & Tampa Rough Riders
TAMPA, Fla. – WFLA News Channel 8 will host its 14th Annual KINDNESS DAY on Friday, Dec. 16 at News Channel 8’s visitor’s parking lot located at 200 S. Parker St. in Tampa. Kindness Day supports five Tampa Bay keystone charities – Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots, Hillsborough Education Foundation and the Tampa Rough Riders. Donations will be received via a fast and easy, drive-through drop-off system.
Viewers can donate:
- New toy (TOYS FOR TOTS)
- New teddy bear (TAMPA ROUGH RIDERS)
- Non-perishable food (FEEDING TAMPA BAY)
- School supplies (HILLSBOROUGH EDUCATION FOUNDATION)
- Or give blood (ONEBLOOD)
… All to help families in need during 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.
“This year marks our 14th year for Kindness Day! I truly believe this year will be the best year ever, for our community’s “spirit of giving” is strong! Kindness Day represents the station’s 8 On Your Side brand and serves our Tampa Bay surrounding community,” said Mark Higgins, Vice-President and General Manager of WFLA/News Channel 8 and WTTA/Great 38.
Each passing car that donates will be handed ONE Goody Bag* containing gifts and offers from our kind and generous community partners: Circle K, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Rumfish Beach Resort, Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Enchant, Florida Strawberry Festival, Famous Tate, Rays, Cool Today, Tampa Bay Times, Henry B. Plant Museum, Bucs, Achieva, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, OneBlood and Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company.
News Channel 8’s KINDNESS DAY is sponsored: by Circle K, Achieva, Volkswagen Brandon, Famous Tate, Tampa Bay Times, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, New South Window Solutions, Enchant, Cool Today and Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Join us Friday, December 16 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. and GIVE the gift that doesn’t come in a box – KINDNESS.
DROP-OFF ITEMS NEEDED are new teddy bears, canned and non-perishable foods, new unwrapped toys, school supplies and willing blood donors.
*Goody Bags to be distributed while supplies last*