Teal-Gate Toy Drive makes holiday bright for children

Sarah Stec and Courtney Weatherby-Hunter with Children's Home Society, Attorney John Phillips, Teal Man, and Kevin Copeland, CHS board member with Jessica Henderson and Dave Cognetta, of CHS...and Santa!
Sarah Stec and Courtney Weatherby-Hunter with Children's Home Society, Attorney John Phillips, Teal Man, and Kevin Copeland, CHS board member with Jessica Henderson and Dave Cognetta, of CHS...and Santa!

The Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) partnered with the Law Offices of John M. Phillips, River City Science Academy, and former Jacksonville Jaguar Josh Evan’s 26 Reasons Foundation to host a Teal-Gate Toy drive to benefit local children in need during the holidays.

People from around the community stopped by the Duuuval House Dec. 16, 2018 to contribute thousands of gifts for local families, including those who live on Ken Knight Drive, an area hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

Volunteers from the Jacksonville Roller Derby helped at the event, held at Phillip’s Duuuval House at 1611 E. Duval Street, near TIAA Bank Field, the Baseball Grounds and the Jacksonville Arena.

This is the second year CHS has partnered with the Law Offices of John M. Phillips for a holiday drive. It was also the final charity tailgate of the season sponsored by the law firm, which raised funds for Real Men Wear Pink, the Police Athletic League and The Arc Jacksonville.

Toys donated during a Teal-Gate Toy Drive Dec. 16, 2018 to benefit Children's Home Society and children on Ken Knight Drive in northwest Jacksonville.

Toys donated during a Teal-Gate Toy Drive Dec. 16, 2018 to benefit Children’s Home Society and children on Ken Knight Drive in northwest Jacksonville.