Local toy drive: FLOC partners with The Shopping Bag to help area children in need

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For Love of Children or (FLOC) is partnering with The Shopping Bag to make sure underprivileged children in the Miami Valley have a Christmas to remember.

The Shopping Bag is located at 3109 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering and will be a drop of location for new toys to benefit FLOC’s annual Christmas for Kids program.

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From December 15, through December 22 if you drop off a new unwrapped toy to the Shopping Bag you will receive a gift card to the store. (One per family)

"The FLOC toy shelves are very barren this year, but the need has increased". Said Beth Mann, President of the FLOC Board of Directors.

"The partnership with The Shopping Bag and the good people of the Miami Valley will guarantee a very Merry Christmas for the hundreds of families we serve."

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The Shopping Bag will also match all toy donations and toys will be given to FLOC on December 22 in time to be distributed for Christmas.

"When made aware FLOC was in need of toys this close to the holidays, we jumped at the chance to help because the holidays are more about giving than receiving. Hearing children would possibly not have a gift under the tree, our team said this couldn't be and we had to step into action.' Said Lauren Murphy-Zahora, President of The Shopping Bag.

"The Shopping Bag appreciates the opportunity to do our part in making Christmas extra special this holiday season for children throughout the Miami Valley." Lauren added.

The mission of For Love of Children, is to provide financial, educational, and advocacy support to youth throughout the Greater Dayton Area. FLOC began servicing area children in 1980, and has grown into an industry of volunteers who are passionate about caring for neglected and abused children, children in foster care, and children in need of community resource. You can find more information at FlocDayton.org

The Shopping Bag was created in 2012 with an online presence. After achieving a strong national following the Shopping Bag expanded and opened its flagship store in Kettering, Ohio in 2017. For more information you can visit TheShoppingBag.com.

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