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Patriots and WBZ team up to host holiday toy drive prior to Sunday's game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Patriots fans will be counting on Tom Brady and the entire Patriots offense to orchestrate multiple touchdown drives at Gillette Stadium this Sunday. Prior to the game, the team will be counting on arriving fans to support another important drive, the annual Holiday Toy Drive, benefitting New England children in need this holiday season.

Fans are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toy donations to the collection bins outside the entry gates at Gillette Stadium or to the Patriots ProShop prior to the game. Those donating will get a chance to meet a member of the WBZ-TV News team. Danielle Niles, Bree Sison and David Wade will be at the three primary entry gates into Gillette Stadium to greet those donating toys. In addition, all who donate will receive a $5 voucher to the Patriots ProShop. All toys donated by fans will be delivered by Patriots players at upcoming holiday events. Toys will serve children ranging from newborn to 18 years old.

A few suggested items to donate are listed below:

  • Action figures
  • Art supplies including markers, washable paints, colored pencils and drawing pads
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Building toys (blocks, etc.)
  • Dolls
  • Educational toys (science, math, reading)
  • Footballs, soccer balls and assorted sporting goods
  • Jewelry kits
  • Musical toys
  • School supplies
  • Stuffed animals
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Winter clothing - gloves, hats, jackets and mittens
    The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's Celebrate Volunteerism campaign encourages fans to personally go out into the community and make a difference by pledging volunteer hours. For more information about the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, including resources and information about volunteering, the "Patriots Difference Maker" award and to join the Celebrate Volunteerism movement by pledging volunteer hours, visit www.patriots.com/community.

ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation was created by the Kraft family to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants and the donation of signed memorabilia to a variety of charitable causes, and from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing at charity functions throughout the year. The Foundation's primary goal is to support programs that aid the youth and families of New England while underscoring the Kraft family's deep commitment to philanthropic activities in the community. The Foundation actively supports non-profit groups focusing on health, education, youth fitness and community enrichment while also implementing its own programs in those areas of focus. To learn more, please visit www.patriots.com/community.

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