FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Patriots fans will be counting on Tom Brady and the Patriots offense to orchestrate multiple touchdown drives at Gillette Stadium this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to the game, the team and WBZ-TV will be counting on fans to support another important drive, the annual holiday toy drive, benefitting 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 Pro Shop prior to the game. All who donate at Sunday's game will receive a 10 percent discount coupon to the Patriots Pro Shop. Toys donated by fans will be delivered by Patriots players at upcoming holiday charitable events for children in need. Toys will serve children ranging from newborn to 18 years old.
Suggested items to donate*:
- Action figures and dolls
- Art supplies (markers, washable paints, colored pencils and drawing pads, etc.)
- Board games
- Books and educational toys
- Building toys (blocks, etc.)
- Footballs, soccer balls and assorted sporting goods
- Jewelry kits
- Musical toys
- New teddy bears/stuffed animals
- School supplies
- Toy cars and trucks
- Winter clothing (gloves, hats, jackets and mittens)
*Toy donations must be new and unwrapped.
The toy bins are currently located in the entrances to the Patriots Pro Shop, the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon and at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. All toys will be collected through Monday, Dec. 17. To learn more about the holiday toy drive, visit http://www.patriots.com/community/collection-drives.