The 10th annual Load the Lobby campaign is down to its final 10 days and ends December 14th and we really need your help. We are asking that you help us Load the Lobby with brand new or good used toys for the less fortunate children in the area.

You know what toys your youngsters no longer use. So please go through those toys, and if they are in good shape, just drop them off in our lobby at 24th and Broadway behind the Coach House Restaurant or at the KHMO Studios in Hannibal and we will get them to the Salvation Army for their Toy Town Distribution in December.

As a parent, the process of teaching your children is an everyday occurrence. Load the Lobby is a teaching opportunity parents have right now to make this a very special Christmas for their own children.

Making children understand that there are less fortunate kids out there and that Christmas depends on the generosity of you and your children is a wonderful lesson to be learned at Christmas time. This is the essence of Y101, KICK-AM, KHMO and KICK-FM’s Load the Lobby campaign.

Your child or children all have toys that are no longer being used. Please gather them and bring them to our station at 24th and Broadway (behind the Coach House) and help us fill up the lobby. In Hannibal you can drop off toys at the KHMO studios at 119 North 3rd Street. The lobby in Quincy will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in Hannibal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 13. All collected toys will then be transported to the Salvation Army on the morning of December 14.

In donating new or good used toys, you will feel good in helping a less fortunate child have a great Christmas and, even more importantly, you will have taught your child a wonderful lesson.

Enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season and count your blessings for all the things you have, because there are many in our community who don’t.  Thanks!