Tampa, FL. —The Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV News Channel 8 will hold the 4th annual Kindness Day Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Donations for Tampa area charities including Feeding America, Teddy Bear Roundup, Toys for Tots and Florida Blood Services will be collected at The News Center at 202 S. Parker St. in downtown Tampa from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Donations can be dropped off via a fast and easy drive-through system. The drop-off location will be in the parking lot across from The News Center. The Florida Blood Services blood mobile will also be on hand for blood donations as part of the 8 On Your Side Holiday Blood Drive.
Donors will receive the following for donating to one or all of the charities (as supplies last):
· EVOS – Buy-one, get-one FREE coupon for a sandwich
· Florida Strawberry Festival – One FREE ticket to the 2013 festival
· Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Two FREE tickets to the Greatest Show on Earth!
This year’s event is sponsored by Circle K. In addition, Circle K locations throughout the Tampa Bay area are offering a FREE cup of coffee on Dec. 7for every $2 donation toward “Kindness” (while supplies last).
93.3 is the radio partner for Kindness Day.
WFLA News Director Don North said “We’re happy to have the opportunity to bring together four charities this holiday season that are dedicated to helping our community and making the holiday season special for folks who need some help.”
“As Kindness 2012 gears up, we are again reminded of the needs of many of our own neighbors and friends in our local areas,” said David Morgan, Circle K Florida Divisional Vice President. “Circle K Florida was honored to take one day in this busy holiday season to engage our employees and our customers along with WFLA and The Tampa Tribune in support of some great local causes, Feeding America, Toys for Tots, Rough Riders’ and Florida Blood Services”
Needed items for the day are: new teddy bears, canned and nonperishable foods, new unwrapped toys and willing blood donors. Find other details and learn how you can donate toward KINDNESS, go to WFLA.com and click on the KINDNESS DAY tab.
The News Center 202 S. Parker St., Tampa, FL 33606