The 2017 13WHAM News Pirate Toy Fund Toy Drive

ROCHESTER, NY -- October 26, 2017 -- Today the Pirate Toy Fund and 13WHAM News announced they have teamed up to present the 2017 13WHAM News Pirate Toy Fund Toy Drive, a one-week toy collection and awareness campaign that supplements the Pirate Toy Fund’s efforts throughout the year.


Now in its 17th year, the annual toy drive will take place November 27 through December 2 at Eastview Mall, The Marketplace Mall, and The Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Toy donations will also be accepted at all Rochester-area Wegmans Food Markets.


Toys must be new, and unwrapped. Monetary donations will also be accepted.


Throughout the week, Pirate Toy Fund founder Gary the Happy Pirate, along with on-air personalities from 13WHAM ABC and WUHF FOX Rochester, will be broadcasting from the malls and the 13WHAM News studio, appealing to the community.


In addition to toys and funds contributed by the public, substantial support also comes from Pirate Toy Fund’s family of sponsors whose work will be recognized throughout the week.

Last year, with the community’s help, the Pirate Toy Fund collected and distributed over 34,000 toys.


For more information and the latest updates, go to or call the Pirate Toy Fund at (585) 271-5519.

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