COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 is partnering with the Columbus Division of Fire, CME Federal Credit Union, McDonald’s, CAS, 97.9 WNCI and 93.3 The Bus to hold the 44th annual NBC4 Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at CAS
2540 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202

Firefighters 4 Kids will be held at CAS, located down the road from the NBC4 Studios at 2540 Olentangy River Road in Columbus. 

CAS, an NBC4 community partner, will host the donation day on their campus to collect new, unwrapped toys, gift cards and monetary donations to help make the holiday season special for local children.  Donations can also be made at Franklin County fire stations or any CME Federal Credit Union location through December 24.

You can donate online by credit card at Check or money order donations are also accepted:

CME Federal Credit Union
Attn: Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive
365 S. Fourth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

How to Sign up to receive toys?  Parents and Guardians, You will need to sign up IN PERSON at an agency with the following items below.

To Register to receive toys you will need to bring:

  1. Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport (official photo IDs only)
  2. Official documentation with the child’s actual birthdate (passport, certified Birth Certificate from Vital Statistics, certified custodial papers, etc.)
  3. Custodial Parents must bring certified Guardianship or Court Paperwork for each child
  4. CareSource cards without birthdates will NOT be accepted as proof of age
  5. Ages 0-12 years old can be registered for toys

Below is a list of the 2022 Agencies to contact to signup for this year’s Firefighters 4 Kids!

Worthington Food Pantry
6700 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
614-985-1766 Ext. 101
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CAPCity Athletics
635 Whitethorne Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223 (CapCity Gym/Hilltop Church of God)
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Community House
1500 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43219
614-294-6347 X 136
In-Person Signup Times:

  • December 1 from 4-6 p.m. (first 100 households)
  • December 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Far East Neighborhood Pride Center
2500 Park Crescent Dr. (near JC Penny Outlet)
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Mondays: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Barnett Community Center
1184 Barnett Road (near Livingston Ave.)
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Wednesdays: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Black Women Voters League
1561 Old Leonard Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Barbra Clark
614-569-4958 Ext 1507
In-Person Signup Times:

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. &  Sat.  (not Wednesday)

Higher Standards Incorporated
1561 Old Leonard Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614-569-4958 Ext. 1507
In-Person Signup Times:

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. &  Sat.  (not Wednesday)

Food Soldier Hunger Coalition
1336 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Community Development for All People 
911 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
614-445-7342 x115
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Friday, December 9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the CD4AP Connection Center at 911 Parsons Ave.

Helping Hands of Ohio
In-Person Signup Times:

  • Call or email for Signup Times

NSI Food Pantry
1950 N. 4th St., Suite J
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 297-0592
In-Person Signup Times:

  • M-F from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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