Charity toy drive giveaway on Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

It may be in a new location, but the heart of it, remains in the same place. When Larry Shaeffer owned Cain's Ballroom, he hosted a charity toy drive there for years.

This year, he held it at the Brady Theater. And he says it's bigger and better than ever. Hundreds lined up to receive free toys and clothes. There's no paperwork to fill out. No red tape. Shaeffer says people just decide for themselves how much they need or want. "We don't make anyone qualify who comes here, you just get in line and if you didn't get enough stuff you can go and start all over at the back of the line and go again. Whatever you can't carry is your limit."

Larry used to single-handedly sponsor the drive, but he's had some tough time recently, he says several donors stepped in to pick up the slack. He says they prefer to remain anonymous.