“Share the Gift” with local children in need by participating in the Columbus Crew/Done Vida toy drive!

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Columbus Crew's Francisco Terreros (who will undergo a tissue transplant this month to repair a knee injury) places a gift in a shopping cart at La Mega Michoacana Market

You can donate a new, unwrapped toy at any La Michoacana Market in central Ohio, at the Lifeline of Ohio offices or at the Columbus Crew administrative offices between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31.

The Ohio Hispanic Coalition will distribute the toys to local families in need at its Three Kings Day (El Día de los Reyes Magos) celebration on Jan. 7, 2012.  Three Kings Day is observed in many central and south American cultures and is believed to be the day when the Three Wise Men delivered their gifts to baby Jesus, and marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas.

We also hope you will “Share the Gift” of life by registering to be an organ and tissue donor after death. One donor has the potential to save eight lives by donating organs and enhance 50 more lives with donated tissue! 

To find the Michoacana Market near you, click here.

For more information about the toy drive, contact Rachel Lewis: rlewis@lifelineofohio.org. If you know a child in need of a toy, please call the Ohio Hispanic Coalition: 614-840-9934.