Generations Federal Credit Union and KENS 5 Raise More Than 11,000 Toys For Area Children

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All toys are donated to children under the care of Child Protective Services

GFCU employees and Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor help drop off toys at Child Protective Services

This was by far the best year we’ve ever had and that’s directly related to the San Antonio community and how we go out of our way to take care of each other.

Generations Federal Credit Union partnered with CBS affiliate KENS 5 and Corner Store as part of the annual Bill’s Elves Toy Drive to collect toys for the more than 7,000 children who are under the care of Child Protective Services. This year the event was held from Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 12 and received more than 11,500 toys for the children.

“This is the third year that Generations has partnered with KENS 5 to sponsor this incredible event and it’s been so rewarding to watch the toy drive grow larger and larger every year. This was by far the best year we’ve ever had and that’s directly related to the San Antonio community and how we go out of our way to take care of each other,” said Ashley Harris, vice president of corporate communications for Generations Federal Credit Union.

The toys were delivered to CPS offices on Tuesday, December 16 and the trucks were unloaded live during the afternoon newscasts. KENS 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor serves as the host of this annual event.

Generations volunteers collected toys in front of the studio during the collection week or donations could also be made online through the Generations website. Both Corner Store and Generations also accepted donations at their locations.

“With the busy schedules we all lead, it’s not easy to carve out time, so Generations and Corner Store tried to make it as easy as possible to contribute to this very worthy cause. By opening up our locations and by setting up the online donation process it makes it very simple for the community to step up and make a difference in the lives of these children,” concluded Harris.

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