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Kentucky first lady launches toy drive for eastern Kentucky kids

Kentucky first lady launches toy drive for eastern Kentucky kids
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By Kentucky News Network/West Kentucky Star Staff
Nov. 23, 2022 | FRANKFORT
By Kentucky News Network/West Kentucky Star Staff Nov. 23, 2022 | 03:00 PM | FRANKFORT
Kentucky's first lady wants to make sure eastern KY children impacted by floods have gifts under the Christmas tree this year.  
 
First Lady Britainy Beshear launched a new toy drive for children impacted by the historic floods in Eastern Kentucky this summer.  

Britainy Beshear said, "I want to make sure these kids know that even if Christmas looks a little different this year, Santa will still be coming to visit them. So just like last year in Western Kentucky, I am announcing a toy drive where people from around our commonwealth – and country – can donate gifts."
 
Last year, Beshear held a toy drive for kids in western KY following devastating tornadoes. Hundreds of thousands of gifts were donated.  

The governor said, "I'm pretty sure last year's drive was the biggest toy drive ever. It was so special to see the children of Western Kentucky smile after all they had been through. And now, our hope is that we can see those same smiles on the faces of our Eastern Kentucky kids."

The First Lady added, "I am so grateful for the generosity and kindness we saw last year. My hope is that we can lead with love once again. And together, we can make sure the children of Eastern Kentucky feel our support. So please join us, and let's make sure these kids have a great Christmas. I'm excited to get Will and Lila involved. They're learning that the greatest joy of Christmas is the chance to give back."
 
Gifts for this year's toy drive can be mailed to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, KY, 41653

The deadline to donate is Wednesday, Dec. 14.  
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