HAWLEY - The Holiday Toy Drive brought to you by The Zipper Junction Project™ is once again in partnership with “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge”. The Holiday Toy Drive has the support of Wayne County and Pike County officials, businesses, school districts, other toy drives, and the community.

Together, they will strive to ensure that children in need, residing in Wayne and Pike Counties, are served by this local community effort.

 “We look forward to collecting tons of toys this year. However, based on what we learned last year, monetary donations would be greatly appreciated as well, to make sure the full spectrum of age categories have appropriate gifts,” said Jim Zumpone, Chief Visionary and Founder of The Zipper Junction Project™.

Many kinds of partnerships

In addition to their main sponsor, “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge,” The Zipper Junction Project™ hopes to again partner with individuals and businesses who will host their own events that will help generate toy and monetary donations.

Some examples of past partnerships are Bring A Toy: for free entry to an event; personal birthday parties or family events; Stuff a Truck, Tractor, Jeep or Train; Pictures with Santa; or a single or multi business toy collection event.

Some partners use a toy and gift collection box onsite at their events with all proceeds, both monetary and in the box, donated to The Holiday Toy Drive. The Zipper Junction Project™ also partnered with a youth event raising money, so a young girl could purchase age appropriate gifts for children in need.

The Zipper Junction Project™ is even looking for new ideas for partner events that will fill toy collection boxes or provide funds for toys.

Sign up to request toys

From October 1st through November 25th sign ups to request toys are being accepted as well as anyone interested in making a monetary donation, volunteering, becoming a sponsor of The Holiday Toy Drive, or to Be a Toy Drop-Off Site or Event Partner, by visiting www.ZipperJunction.org and clicking on the Truck carrying the Big Bag of Toys.

From November 1st through December 5th visit the many Toy Drop-Off sites hosting toy and gift collection boxes as well as visit “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge” running from October 29th through December 11th, located at Wayne County Ford near Honesdale.

When donating a gift, be sure to look for the official logo on the box.

“The Zipper Junction Project™ needs the help of many volunteers to leverage skills to successfully accomplish this huge event,” Zumpone stated.

“Igniting Passions in people, within our community, is the kind of thinking needed to ensure we are building futures that are happy, meaningful, bright and positive for our kids and our communities.”

About The Zipper Junction Project™ is a local non-profit organization made up of a very unique and diverse group of individuals who are driven by the common belief that we can do better as a community through hands on experiences, project based learning and physical activities. To read more about The Zipper Junction Project™, please visit www.ZipperJunction.org