Learn about 2016's Toy Convoy and re-watch the Staunton and Harrisonburg Parades

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- 2016 marks the 20th year of Toy Convoy.

It was started by and is an initiative of WHSV done on behalf of The Salvation Army for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Staunton and Waynesboro and Page County.

Each year, WHSV partners with Mountain Valley Burger King, Harrisonburg Auto Mall and Wal-Marts across the area to gather toys from our community to benefit local children in need.

In addition, we partner with Page One to benefit kids in the Page County area.

Our goal is to serve all the children in need in this area from infants to 12-year-olds. Where the toys are donated is where they'll stay. So if you donate a toy in Harrisonburg, it will stay there.

While many people tend to gravitate to toys in the toddler to 7-year-old range, it's important to not forget about either the small babies or the older kids.

All kinds of toys are gladly accepted, and WHSV staff will be at locations across the area in the coming weeks to help collect them!

These are the number of kids we need to help in each area:

  • Harrisonburg/Rockingham County - 1,404 children and 761 families

  • Page County - 15 children

  • Staunton - 374 children and 192 families

  • Waynesboro - 587 children and 229 families

Where you can donate:

  • Any of these Wal-Mart locations: Dayton, Harrisonburg Crossings, Area Market (Port Republic Rd.), Timberville, Luray, Staunton and Waynesboro

  • Any of these Burger King locations: Elkton, Mount Crawford, Harrisonburg (South Main, East Market Street [Downtown and near the Valley Mall], Staunton [Richmond Road], Verona and Waynesboro
  • Any Harrisonburg Auto Mall location, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi—all on South Main Street.

  • Any Salvation Army location in Harrisonburg, Staunton or Waynesboro.

  • WHSV's studio in Harrisonburg during business hours.

  • The Harrisonburg Holiday Parade.

You can also learn about Toy Convoy from years past in the Related Stories section of this article.

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