Children’s charity Kids Wish Network brought its 21st Project Toy Drop event to Norfolk Scope Arena on Dec. 15, donating a retail value of $300,000 in new toys, educational products, games, clothing and other necessity items to local children of families in need. At the Project Toy Drop event, Kids entered a room filled with stacks of merchandise and stuffed large bags full of their favorite items.
Walmart sponsored Norfolk’s Project Toy Drop event. “At Walmart, we are always looking to make a difference in the communities we serve and our associates loved seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces,” said Laurie Smalling Letts, Walmart senior director of community relations. “Working with Kids Wish Network and the Norfolk Police Department to bring Project Toy Drop to life in Norfolk was such a great way for us to give back and bring holiday cheer to so many families.”
Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone and Mayor Kenny Alexander attended and expressed their gratitude for the event, while the mayor read the City’s proclamation for Kids Wish Network, declaring Dec. 15, 2018 as Kids Wish Network Project Toy Drop Day in the City of Norfolk.