STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Rogue Valley Street Rods makes large donation to Season for Sharing drive

The toys will go to local families through the Salvation Army Jackson County.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 6:18 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Donations are starting to come in for this year's Season for Sharing drive. 

The Rogue Valley Street Rods donated about 100 toys to the Salvation Army in Jackson County Tuesday. All the toys and food collected during the drive will go to local families. 

“We’re hoping to serve about 400 families this year, so the gifts for that will vary depending on the family size," said Lt. Sara Evans with the Salvation Army. 

The Rogue Valley Street Rods said the drive is a great way to give back to the community.  

“More recently we have been doing the kids unwrapped gifts I would say for the last 4 years. It was something started by the previous president to give more to the area because the need is great for a lot of the children," said club President Steve Mitchell.

Charity is nothing new to the group. Members collected and donated nearly 200 coats to Newswatch 12's Coats for Kids drive this year. 

"This is just another venue we try to do during the holiday season so those that are in need can enjoy it," said Mitchell.

The Salvation Army said it needs more donations like this one. The organization is looking to collect about 5,000 toys this year to go to 2,000 children in Jackson County. 

“I just highly encourage everyone to help participate with the toy drive this year. You can pick up a toy and drop it off at any of our drop off locations, we are usually particularly in need of toys and gifts for teenagers of both boys and girls. Those are usually the hardest to match with gifts," said Lt. Evans. 

You can help the Salvation Army reach its goal. You can find a list of drop off sites on our website. The Salvation Army is looking for new, unwrapped toys. You can also donate non-perishable food.

NewsWatch 12 is also collecting monetary donations. You donate the money, NewsWatch 12 will use the money to buy gifts in the gender and age ranges most needed. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19097

Reported Deaths: 326
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah445092
Washington283023
Marion266767
Umatilla199624
Clackamas140136
Malheur67310
Deschutes5378
Lane5183
Lincoln3919
Union3882
Jackson3851
Yamhill35911
Jefferson3103
Morrow3041
Polk28812
Linn24810
Klamath1941
Hood River1690
Wasco1613
Benton1556
Douglas1321
Josephine1051
Coos840
Clatsop800
Columbia780
Crook431
Lake320
Baker300
Tillamook280
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney80
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 512175

Reported Deaths: 9396
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1921774693
Orange37391651
Riverside37011695
San Bernardino32980417
San Diego29883565
Kern20545144
Fresno15083138
Alameda11524189
San Joaquin11483168
Santa Clara10626191
Sacramento10067142
Tulare9454178
Imperial9409220
Stanislaus9061110
Contra Costa7966125
Ventura734476
San Francisco681161
Santa Barbara616760
San Mateo5544119
Marin499470
Monterey482230
Kings438056
Merced428550
Solano361137
Sonoma305537
Madera194330
Placer192516
San Luis Obispo178315
Yolo154442
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7866
San Benito6434
El Dorado6371
Lassen6310
Yuba4854
Shasta3699
Glenn3251
Colusa3234
Mendocino3179
Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake1951
Mono1451
Tuolumne1412
Amador1260
Calaveras1251
Del Norte880
Siskiyou730
Mariposa562
Inyo511
Plumas330
Trinity50
Alpine20
Modoc20
Sierra20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 71°
Brookings
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 58°
Crater Lake
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 64°
Grants Pass
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 72°
Klamath Falls
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 64°
Thunderstorm chances ahead
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events