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Rose Festival Partners with FOX 12 to Collect Toys for Children in Need

On Tuesday, December 11, the Portland Rose Festival will be a special collection center for the FOX 12 / Les Schwab Tire Centers TOY DRIVE! You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy and help bring smiles to children in need during this magical time of year! Drive right up to the Rose Building (located at 1020 SW Naito Parkway in downtown Portland) and join the fun — with visits from the Clown Prince, members of the Character Clown Corps and performers from the Conchords Chorale singing holiday music! Don’t have a toy to bring? Monetary donations are also welcome!

If you come by between 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., you might appear on “Good Day Oregon” — or if you come by between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you might appear on the evening News for FOX 12!

Plus you’ll get some special benefits for bringing us your toy (or monetary) donation! Donors receive a coupon good for $5 off Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade tickets for 2013, along with other surprise goodies!

Suggested toys include: Sporting goods, board games, card games and puzzles, action figures, building blocks, electronics, crafts/art supplies, books (ages 13 & under), dolls, stuffed animals, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and helmets, pretend-play & dress-up items, doll houses, doctor kits, workshop/tool kits and puppets.