The Christmas season is upon us, and once again it's time to turn our attention to making sure children spending the holiday season in area hospitals have presents to open with our 15th annual 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive with Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC!

This is hands-down one of our favorite events every year as we ask you to help us fill a 53-foot semi-trailer full of new, unwrapped toys for the kids. Like we've always done since day one 15 years ago, we'll set up camp in the front corner of the east side Walmart parking lot in Evansville (in front of the Lawn & Garden entrance) and begin our 60-hour marathon drive at 6:00 AM that Friday morning and continue around the clock until 6:00 PM Sunday evening. Even if you work the second shift, or you're just a night owl who likes to shop while everyone else is sleeping, someone will be on-site to take your donation.

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The Tri-State Always Comes Through

Every year we've held this toy drive, you've always come through and filled the trailer from front to back with donations, even the COVID pandemic in 2020 didn't stop you. Knowing the generosity of the Tri-State area, I have no doubt you'll come through again this year.

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Once again, donations will also be accepted at Walmart in Henderson on Friday and Saturday from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM both days if you live south of the Ohio River and don't have plans, or want, to make a trip to Evansville. Noah Nellis from Nellis Lawn Service will also be set up at various times throughout the weekend at Walmart on Evansville's west side taking donations, all of which will be delivered to the trailer throughout the weekend.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Billy Bolin via Facebook
Billy Bolin via Facebook

Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves will be back each day to meet with the kids and hear exactly what they have on their Christmas wish lists.

All the toys you donate to fill the trailer will be distributed to Deaconess and Ascension-St. Vincent Hospitals, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital on the Ascension-St. Vincent campus, the Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center, ECHO Community Healthcare, and both Ronald McDonald House locations in Evansville.

We hope to see you sometime over the weekend!

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