The 3rd Annual "Operation: Social Santa" is underway and local businesses are taking part.
The nationwide drive is organized through social networks and will be held until December 16. Participating businesses in Rockford will collect new, unwrapped toys that are between $5 and $15 in value to donate to the Youth Services Network.
"Social media is a great tool for impacting a large group of people to influence social good. With 'Operation: Social Santa,' we're not only helping children who might not get gifts or even essential items this year, but also giving people a chance to give back to the community by doing what they already do every day—share information via social media," Rockford "Operation: Social Santa" Coordinator Katie Dorland said.
Donation locations in the Rockford area are:
Domino's Pizza, Ferguson Bath, Bistro108, and Bookworm Cafe are giving special offers for every donation.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/rockfordsocialsanta.
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