Mayor Adler announces new toy drive challenge for Harvey evacuees

Mayor Steve Adler has been asking Austinites to create several thousand welcome kits for Harvey evacuees staying in the city and that goal was met. Now he has a new challenge.

Mayor Adler announced in a radio interview earlier that he is issuing a toy drive challenge in partnership with Blue Santa. They're asking for NEW toys for kids of all ages from infants to teenagers.

Donations can be taken to the Blue Santa warehouse at 4101 S. Industrial Drive Unit 260 and the drive will last until Friday, September 15th.

You can get more information about the toy drive at Mayor Adler's website or the Blue Santa website.

Last week, Mayor Adler asked for roughly five to six thousand welcome kits and that number was met in just a matter of five days. On his Facebook page, Mayor Adler said the response was overwhelming and that it will help those affected feel at home while staying in Austin.


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