iHeart Radio Partners To Benefit Children With Toys For Kids Drive

IHEARTMEDIA ASHLAND/MANSFIELD partners with Buckeye Thrift and Mechanics Bank for the Annual Sami’s Toys for Kids Drive,

benefiting children across Richland County

October 23th, 2023 (Mansfield, OH) – iHeartMedia Ashland/Mansfield radio stations (WNCO-FM, WXXF-FM, WMAN-AM, WYHT-FM, WFXN-FM, WNCO-AM and WSWR-FM) in partnership with Mechanics Bank, are proud to sponsor a campaign that was created by the late Sam Ramirez, to help provide the children of our community with toys for Christmas. From November 1st through the 30th listeners will be asked to donate new/gently used toys and monetary donations at all 9 Richland County Mechanics Bank locations. Special thanks to Office Depot of Ontario, for donating the barrel signs for the campaign.

“Times are tough and many children in the communities we serve, go without Christmas gifts or toys. As a strong and reliable voice for our community, iHeartRADIO will use the power of 7 radio stations and lean-on the good will our listeners have, to help us collect these new/gently used toys or monetary donations”, said Chris Kelly, Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia, Ashland/Mansfield.

Doug Ferrel, owner of Buckeye Thrift said “Each year, Sam would buy toys for children at Christmas, with his own money and told very few people about doing this. It is our mission to keep his kindness going every year and to help as many kids as possible, have a great Christmas.”

We are also very proud to have Mechanics Bank on board as our title sponsor for the drive. “At Mechanics, we witness the generosity of our community time and time again. We hope that offering our nine office locations as drop off points makes giving more convenient for those who are able to donate new or gently used toys for our neighbors in greatest need”, said Kristi Lord, VP of Marketing at Mechanics Bank.

Donation recipients:

Wayfinders of Ohio (formerly Harmony House)

Domestic Violence Shelter Richland County

Mansfield City Schools S.A.F.E. program

Richland County 211

Richland County Children’s Services

Donation drop-off sites throughout Richland & Ashland Counties:

All Richland County Mechanics Bank Locations

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