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8th annual Citrus County Toy Drive
8th annual Citrus County Toy Drive

Citrus County, FL-- The Spot Family Center has announced the beginning of their annual toy drive, which helps make a difference for children in need during the holiday season.

The drive has upped their 2011 goal of receiving 4,000 toys to 4,500 this year. The ambitious goal was set in place to "ensure that every local child (ages 2 to 17) in need receives a gift," explains a release about the drive.

The Spot Family Center's Christmas Jam will then take place on December 23 and 24. Each day will have a different theme and encouraging message, though free food, fun, gifts and live entertainment will be plentiful on both days!

Registration for the Christmas Jam begins at 5:30 p.m. and closes promptly at 7 p.m. on both days. Wrapped gifts will be distributed to registered participants on the 24th, Christmas Eve.  

Organizers require that all recipients are present to receive a gift, and that parents or guardians are there to register their children as well.

Want to make a contribution to the toy drive? See the list of the drive's official drop-off locations below:

  • Crystal River locations include:  The Spot Family Center, Advanced Family Hearing, Blackshears Aluminum, Citrus Equipment, Nature Coast Bank, Advanced Health Dr. Horn, Crystal River Church of God, ERA Suncoast Realty, Kings Bay Self Storage, Nails by Angela, Sandy’s Barber Shop, Natalia’s Pizza & Pasta, Orange Bank, GTE Financial Bank, and TLC Rehab.
  • Hernando locations includes: Nature Coast Bank and TLC Rehab. 
  • Inverness locations include Dynabody Fitness Club, TLC Rehab and Love Chevrolet.
  • Other locations include: Backyard Pool and Spa, Pinch a Penny Pool and Insurance Resources & Risk Management in Beverly Hills; TLC Rehab and Twisters Design Studio in Homosassa, Michael Paul Hair & Nail Studio in Citrus Springs, along with 12 TLC Rehab locations in Citrus and Marion County.

If you would prefer, you can make a financial contribution toward this event by sending a check payable to "The Spot Family Center" to P.O. Box 2046 Lecanto, Fl 34460

To designate your business as a drop-off location, volunteer to help or for more information, please contact Evelyn Vissicchio, Program Director, at 352-794.3870 or evthespot@yahoo.com.