It’s the season of giving and what better way to give than by having a toy drive. Alcorn State University’s (ASU) radio station, WPRL 91.7 FM, is hosting its Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Drive beginning on Friday, November 15th through Friday, December 22nd, and everyone is welcomed to give.
This toy drive was started several years ago by the Gospel Director of WPRL, Jerome Myles Sr. The purpose of this drive is to adhere to the needs of the less fortunate children in the surrounding areas of Claiborne and Jefferson Counties during the holiday season.
Myles stated, “Every year, we’ve been blessed with toys. Our main goal is to put smiles on the little boy’s and girl’s faces in Claiborne and Jefferson County so we keep going.” He strongly feels that no child should wake up on Christmas morning without a gift under the tree. With the help of the Alcorn family, WPRL will bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of little children this year.
WPRL is currently partnered with the Claiborne and Jefferson County Department of Human Services to fulfill children’s Christmas wishes. During this year’s drive, the radio station’s staff also plans to reach out to anyone who has it in their heart to give within the area. Although the toy drive is only affiliated with two counties, WPRL eventually plans to expand to other surrounding counties in the future.
Toy donations are accepted from ages 1-13. This year the WPRL family is looking forward to collecting enough toy donations where every child in need will be able to have a toy. This is a realistic goal and can be achieved through any generous donation.
Toys can be donated Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at WPRL’s radio station, located behind the Industrial Technology Building on the Lorman Campus. If you are unable to drop off the item(s) you wish to donate, your item(s) can be picked up by one of the staff members. Pick-ups are available by calling (601) 877-6290 or (601) 877-6595.