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2022 Magical Toy Drive single-day donation record set

The WCNC Charlotte team was at Belk Carolina Place on Saturday from collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Magical Toy Drive!

2,937. That's how many toys were donated in 2022 for The Magical Toy Drive on Dec. 10, setting a record!

WCNC Charlotte teamed up once again with The Salvation Army to help those less fortunate who need help putting gifts under the tree this year.  The team hosted a contactless in-person donation drive on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Carolina Place Mall for the Magical Toy Drive.

Click to donate money to the Magical Toy Drive

The drive-thru event happened at the parking lot of the Belk store, and saw plenty of people visit with toy donations. Our teams collected new, unwrapped toys for children in need while saying hello to community members.

While the Saturday event has concluded, the toy drive isn't over yet!

Donation barrels are placed at Charlotte area Belk and Original Mattress Factory stores for new, unwrapped toys to help make sure every child in need has a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning.  

Donations will be collected inside Charlotte area Belk stores and Original Mattress Factory locations through Friday, Dec. 16. 

Anyone can also donate money online.   

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance this holiday, reach out to The Salvation Army.

From all of us at WCNC Charlotte, thank you for helping make this holiday season a magical one for children in need!


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