TOYBOX TUESDAYS TELETHONS: December 1st, 8th, & 15th
Telethons for the TOYBOX Campaign will occur during our Noon, 5 PM, and 6 PM newscasts.
The goal of TOYBOX is to provide new toys & gifts to underprivileged children (ages birth to 16 years of age) in the 14-County KOAM-TV Viewing Area: SW Missouri, SE Kansas, NE Oklahoma.
Through newscasts, promotional announcements, Toybox Tuesday Telethons (December 1, 8 & 15), websites, social media, & word-of-mouth, viewers are encouraged to donate a new child’s toy or gift for a teenager. Toys may be dropped off at the KOAM studios in Pittsburg or Joplin or partner locations. In addition the station will accept financial contributions through checks, cash, credit card, or Electronic Funds Transfer (debit card).
KOAM–TV donates all toys to The Salvation Army & other participating community service organizations which have families in our viewing area that meet assistance guidelines. Families are encouraged to pre-register for Thanksgiving & Christmas holiday assistance usually during the first 3 weeks of November. The Salvation Army then gives the toys to the family with time to wrap the toys themselves to ensure the child gets a special gift. In counties where no Salvation Army operates a similar social service organization will distribute toys in that county.
Any new toy or gift is accepted. Cash donations are also accepted. Cash donations will be used to purchase new toys for Toybox. The station will accept financial contributions through checks, cash, credit card, or Electronic Funds Transfer (debit card). A receipt can be provided. Used or soiled toys will not be used for the Toybox Campaign but may be donated separately to an agency. Due to allergens, donations of used toys &/or stuffed animals are discouraged. There is always a great need for gifts for teenagers like current video games, mp3 players, personal compact disc players, movies, iTunes & other gift cards, make-up, etc.
**Charges will appear as: "Saga Quad States" or "Saga Communications"**
Locations: Highway 69 & Lawton Rd 12 miles south of Pittsburg
Mail to: PO Box 659 Pittsburg, KS 66762
Or 745 Rangeline, Joplin, MO 64801
Phone numbers: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas