Louisville Metro Council launches holiday toy drive

Louisville Metro Council launches holiday toy drive

LOUISVILLE,KY (WAVE) -  Louisville Metro Council is working to spread Christmas cheer to children with incarcerated mothers.

Historic City Hall has become Santa's Workshop South. Councilwoman Jessica Green and Councilman Kelly Downard have teamed up to encourage people to donate new, unwrapped toys for the children of women incarcerated at the Pee Wee Valley Correction Center.

"The incarceration of a person can be punishment to more than just those in jail," said Downard. "Our goal is to help ensure that no child is prevented from experiencing the joy of receiving a present on Christmas day."

As Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, the Council members will collect toys in person at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson from 7:45am to 9:45am in front of the King Louie Statue.

A special collection time will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

"This is the time of year when we should be thinking about those children in need who may not have a joyous holiday without the kindness of the people of Metro Louisville," said Green.

Everyone that donates a toy will receive a donut and coffee from the Dunkin Donuts located at 312 South 4th Street.

Unwrapped toys can also be dropped off on the first floor of City Hall at Sixth and Jefferson, during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Council members asked that gifts do not include any toys connected to violence or weapons of any sort.

The Holiday Toy Drive ends Friday, December 9th.

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