24-hour toy drive benefits schoolkids living in poverty

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis school is hosting a day-long toy drive this weekend to benefit kids who might not get Christmas presents otherwise. And organizers need the public's help to make this holiday a happy one for the kids.

H.O.P.E., a non-profit organization, is holding a toy drive from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at Fall Creek Academy (2540 N. Capitol Ave.). Spokeswoman and director of H.O.P.E. Marquita Bright said the toy drive will benefit the children of the academy, which serves grades K-12.

"Our school has a population of around 400 students and at least 200 of them live at or below poverty-level," Bright said.

Community members are asked to bring toys and/or donations to the school.

Fall Creek Academy is designed to ensure that all students who graduation with a proper GPA will also have an associate's degree in college. Bright said what with the school's mission, it was natural that she'd want to help these students even further.

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