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WFLA 8 On Your Side hosts 10th annual Kindness Day

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – WFLA 8 On Your Side is on a mission to help others in our community and we’d love for you to join us.

8 On Your Side is hosting our 10th annual KINDNESS DAY on Friday, Dec. 7 at News Channel 8 located at 200 S. Parker St. in Tampa.

Charities benefiting from KINDNESS DAY include Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots and the Teddy Bear Roundup. 

Volunteers will accept donations Friday starting at 6 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m.

As an ‘act of kindness – as supplies last – each passing car will be handed one goody bag containing gifts and offers from our kind and generous “community partners,” which includes Circle K; Famous Tate; Chick-fil-A; Florida Strawberry Festival; Monster Jam; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants; Henry B. Plant Museum; Florida Museum of Photographic Arts; Crayola Experience; Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park; Gasparilla Distance Classic Association; Fantastic Sams; Tampa Bay Lightning and The Ellen Show.  

“We’re excited about this year’s Kindness Day. It’s our 10th anniversary! We’re hoping it’s the biggest and best yet for the four local charities to help our community and make this holiday season extra special for those in need,” said Skip Valet, VP and General Manager of News Channel 8, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Donations can be dropped off at WFLA 8 On Your Side via a fast and easy drive-through system. The drop-off location will be at the station’s visitor parking lot. 

Drop-off items needed include:

  • New teddy bears
  • Canned and nonperishable foods
  • New unwrapped toys.

OneBlood’s bloodmobiles will also be on site to accept blood donations for those who have time to stop, park and donate.

Join us and GIVE the gift that doesn’t come in a box – KINDNESS.

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