State Capitol Hosts Toy Drive for Hurricane-Affected Families

First Lady Kristin Cooper and the North Carolina State Capitol team up
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Photo courtesy of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

First Lady Kristin Cooper and the North Carolina State Capitol have teamed up with Toys for Tots to collect toys for children affected by Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina. 

Some families lost everything in the storm’s devastation. As families work to rebuild their lives and focus on necessities and critical needs, First Lady Kristin Cooper and the North Carolina State Capitol are asking the public to help by donating new, unwrapped toys to any area drop-off box, including those in the Capitol rotunda. Toys and books of all kinds (no toy weapons, please) are needed for children up to age 18. Donations will be accepted at the State Capitol during normal business hours, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., now through Dec. 14.

Gov. Roy Cooper will light the state tree during a ceremony and holiday festival at the State Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-7:30 p.m., making it an opportune time to drop off toy donations.

All Capitol holiday events are free, and reservations are not needed or accepted. For additional information, please call 919-733-4994. The State Capitol is located at 1 East Edenton St., Raleigh, and is administered by the Division of State Historic Sites within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

 

Source: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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