Philadelphia Child Advocates launches toy drive

Mark Abrams
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
Toy Drive

Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia-area lawyers are doing something special for their young clients and their families this holiday season. 

The Support Center for Child Advocates, which represents and helps get social services to abused and neglected children, is behind a major holiday toy drive.

Frank Cervone, the group's executive director, says it's an effort supported by law firms large and small, companies and individuals.

"Lots of people will essentially adopt a child. They'll take the name of a child and buy gifts for that child," Cervone said. "We try to identify all the kids who live in the household because we don't want to come to the door with gifts for somebody and not others."

Cervone says they're looking for new toys, video games, gift cards, gloves, scarves and coats for youngsters from birth through the age of 21.

The deadline for contributions is Dec. 20 and they can be dropped off at the toy drive headquarters in the Centre Square building in center city on the first floor along Market Street.

"We'll deliver about 5,000 toys and gifts to 1,500 kids in 500 households throughout the region," Cervone said.

That will happen on Dec. 22.