December 16, 2016 / By Donna Reist, Corporate Marketing

Toy Drive for Area Children

Miller-Valentine Group Associates once again stepped up to help make Christmas happy for children in Dayton and Cincinnati. Each office location held a toy drive with proceeds donated to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program in Dayton.

Over $1,000.00 in gift cards and cash donations were collected, as well as a variety of toys and electronics to put a smile on the faces of the youngest children to the oldest teenagers.

Gift cards were collected for a number of retail stores including Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Toy donations included Barbie Dolls, coloring books, Hot Wheels, stuffed animals, and craft items for the younger children, as well as MP3 players, perfume/cologne, hair dryers and board games for the older children.

The donations were turned over to representatives of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dayton Public Schools for distribution during holiday parties throughout the week.

This annual toy drive was held by the Helping Hands committee, a group established to provide opportunities for Miller-Valentine Associates to engage in community service.