INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — This year’s Tweet For Toys was a big success thanks to 22 businesses that collected toys for children in need.
Scott Sander, Randy Ollis and Brenna Donnelly traveled around to those businesses Wednesday to pick up all the toys.
Many of the businesses have participated in the toy drive for years. There were also several new companies on the list this year. All of the donated toys will be given to the Indy Public Safety Foundation to help kids in need all year long.
Our sponsors this year included B105.7. Morning show host Sean Copeland traveled around with the WISH-TV crew for many of the Tweet For Toys stops on Wednesday. IBEW Local 481 and Ed Martin were sponsors as well.
If you have new toys you’d like to donate, you can continue to do that through WISH Tree. The toys can be dropped off at WISH-TV, B105.7, IBEW Local 481 or any Ed Martin dealership until Dec. 20.
WISH-TV would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s Tweet For Toys.
Indy Public Safety Foundation/Two Men and a Truck
All of the toys collected during this year’s Tweet For Toys were given to the Indy Public Safety Foundation. They help children in need not just during the holiday season, but all year long.
This year, WISH-TV was happy to have Two Men and a Truck help out at all of the Tweet For Toys stops. They helped us quickly pack up all the toys at each stop and deliver them to the Indy Public Safety Foundation.
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
This was the first year Harding Steinbrenner Racing joined in to help Tweet For Toys. They collected a whole box full of toys to be donated. Our crew was greeted by a special guest during the stop, Indy 500 champion Al Unser, Jr.!
Choice Dental Centre
Choice Dental Centre participated in Tweet For Toys for the second year in a row. They also collected a monetary donation for the Indy Public Safety Foundation.
Lt. Governor’s Office
The Lt. Governor’s Family of Business joined Tweet For Toys this year. Employees at several different offices collected toys.
B105.7 was a sponsor of this year’s Tweet For Toys. Morning show host Sean Copeland traveled around with one of the teams to help collect toys today. You can continue to drop off toys at the radio station through Dec. 20.
Norris Choplin Schroeder
Once again this year, the employees at Norris Choplin Schroeder went above and beyond to help collect toys.
Indiana Department of Revenue
Employees at the Indiana Department of Revenue came together again this year to collect several toys for Tweet For Toys.
Allison Payment Systems
The employees at Allison Payment Systems love helping with Tweet For Toys each year, and you can tell. They had hundreds of toys to be donated. And they started collecting them in July!
Acorn Distributors has been a friend of Tweet For Toys for several years. They once again collected many, many toys. Santa was also there to greet our crew and delivered some gifts to the first responders.
Southport 6th Grade Academy
Students at Southport 6th Grade Academy are showing their generosity this holiday season. Many of them either donated a toy or $2 to buy a toy. Students who helped out with Tweet For Toys this year gathered in their gym today to welcome our crew.
Solar Services was new to tweet for toys this year. They heard about it on B105.7 and decided they wanted to participate and help a good cause.
CVR is a new addition to our Tweet For Toys stops this year. They heard about it on B105.7 and the company came together to help collect toys.
Each year we work with Teachers’ Treasures on the Gr8 Paper Push, and this year they helped WISH-TV with Tweet For Toys as well. They donated thousands of books. The books came to them from the Molina Foundation.
LWG CPA’s and Advisors
LWG CPA’s and Advisors has participated in Tweet For Toys for several years. They once again collected many toys. Pro Kids, who shares an office in their building, also contributed to this year’s event.
Jimmy’s Nail Spa
Jimmy’s Nail Spa has been donating to Tweet For Toys since it started several years ago. This year they had dozens of toys to be given to children in need.
IBEW Local 481
IBEW Local 481 was once again a sponsor for Tweet For Toys. Employees came together to collect boxes full of toys. You can continue to drop off toys there until Dec. 20.
Bar Keeper’s Friend
Bar Keeper’s Friend has been working with Tweet For Toys for the past six years. Employees there say they love helping this great cause each year.
Price Vision was new to Tweet For Toys this year. They heard about what WISH-TV was doing to help collect toys for kids in need and decided to join in on the good cause.
This was the first year Aegis Worldwide has participated in Tweet For Toys. Employees said they were excited to collect toys and help out a good cause this holiday season.
USI Insurance Services
USI Insurance Services joined Tweet For Toys for the first time this year. One of the employees heard about it and emailed her co-workers to help collect toys, and they ended up with dozens.
Ed Martin is once again a sponsor of Tweet For Toys. Our crew stopped at their Acura dealership on 96th St. They will continue to collect toys for WISH Tree at any Ed Martin dealership through Dec. 20.
Meduit RCM Companies
Meduit RCM Companies collected toys for Tweet For Toys for the first time this year, and they ended up with hundreds! Employees there say they like to support a good cause, especially around the holidays, and decided Tweet For Toys was a perfect fit.
Bates Technologies was a new stop this year for Tweet For Toys. Employees came together to collect several toys to be donated.