by Public Relations Office
November 24, 2003
Cedarville, OhioThe PATH® (WCDR 90.3 FM) announces its 16th annual toy drive in partnership with Angel Tree® (a ministry of Prison Fellowship). Listeners have been invited to donate new, unwrapped toys and other gifts for children ages infant to 16 years. These gifts will then be delivered to the children of prison inmates on behalf of their incarcerated parents.
Prisoners` children are severely at risk of child abuse, neglect, illiteracy, drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, incarceration, and premature death. Although there is no single answer to improving their life prospects, Angel Tree® is one way to reach out to kids struggling with their parents being sent away. The gifts given in the name of an absent mom or dad can help ease the pain of separation and rebuild injured relationships.
Individuals wishing to contribute new, unwrapped Christmas gifts for the children of prisoners can bring items to the following drop-off points November 28 - December 19:
90.3 FM Dayton/Springfield area:
CDR Radio Network Center on the campus of Cedarville University
251 N. Main St.
Faith Christian Bookstore in Fairborn
4 East Main St.
Kennedy`s Bible Bookstore in Xenia
249 Bellbrook Ave.
The Vine Bookstore located in Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City
6759 S. County Rd. 25A
Logos Bookstore in Springfield
1062 Upper Valley Pike
A list of suggested gifts is available at all drop-off locations or by visiting the CDR Radio Web site at www.thepath.fm.
In addition, CDR will host an Angel Tree® Night at the historic Clifton Mill in Clifton on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Listeners who bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Project Angel Tree® will get a discount at the door.
CDR will broadcast live throughout the evening and will be interviewing Angel Tree® staff, Clifton Mill staff, and CDR listeners. A special Angel Tree® guest will be given the opportunity to flip the switch on the Mill`s 3.5 million Christmas light display. Listeners will also have the opportunity to meet CDR Radio on-air personalities. CDR's goal is to fill its remote studio trailer with toys for Project Angel Tree®.
The CDR Radio Network is a media ministry of Cedarville University and operates three full-time, full-service Christian stations and six translator repeater stations serving portions of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.