14th Annual Judy Shepherd Toy Drive Underway

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It’s Toy Drive Time! The Pride Center is collecting new and unwrapped children’s toys as part of the annual Judy Shepherd Toy Drive. Organizers need toys with a minimum value of $10. 

“We are looking for toys that cost $10 and up,” said organizer Jeannette Cohen. “So, nothing from a dollar store. We’re looking to collect a toy or gift card—something that the kids might enjoy.”

The recipients are students at Thurgood Marshal Elementary School in Lauderhill. It’s a Title I school, meaning that the majority of its students receive free or reduced-price lunches.

The toy drive is named for Judy Shepherd, who was incredibly active at the Pride Center and initiated the initial toy drive. She passed away a few years ago. 

If you’re interested in participating, you can drop your donation off at the Pride Center. It’s located at 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. Donations are collected through Dec. 17.

Anyone looking for more information about the toy drive can call or email Cohen at 954-463-9005 ext. 108 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..