ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – “The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is blown away by the community support we’ve received for our very first toy drive,” said Katie Jones, Executive Vice President of Junior League of Roanoke Valley.

During the three-week event, more than 3,000 toys and other needed items were collected through the event.

Members also created 200 craft kits for children to have something to do while they are in the hospital.

The items collected will be given to children staying in Carilion Children’s Hospital in Roanoke.

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, children at the hospital must remain in their rooms. They won’t get a visit from Santa or have performers come into their room to keep them entertained, or even be able to play with other children in the playroom.

The toy drive also brought in $1,800 in monetary donations.

Even though the toy drive has completed, you can still donate by visiting Carilion Children’s Amazon wish list and purchase items to be mailed directly to the hospital. For details, click here.

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