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9th Annual Christmas in July

9th Annual Christmas in July
Fri, 16. July 2021, 6:00AM - 2:00PM
Blitz Studios - Columbus, OH
Blitz Events


Join The Blitz and Buckeye City Motorsports for Loper & Randi's 9th Annual Christmas in July Toy Drive on Friday, July 16th for Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Drop off a new toy and help support children cared for at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Loper & Randi will broadcast live outside of Blitz Headquarters at 1458 Dublin Road, from 6-10am and the Blitz Crew will be on hand to take donations until 2pm. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy on your way to work or on your lunch break, and put a smile on a child's face! 
It's Christmas in July on Friday, July 16th! Powered by Buckeye City Motorsports, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Your Rock Station: 99.7 The Blitz!

You can also make a monetary donation to Nationwide Children's Hospital here or text "BLITZKIDS" to 51555 for a direct donation link to be sent to your mobile device for monetary donations.

Toy Wish List

Currently, the area of greatest need for donations is at the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion and for its patient population. For safety reasons, there are a few stipulations when it comes to the items that can be used at the Behavioral Health Pavilion. For example, no metal parts including staples, spiral binding or metal fidget toys and no hard parts on stuffed animals.

Below is a compiled list of the most needed items. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for supporting Nationwide Children's Hospital!

  • Stress balls – any size or shape
  • Fidget Poppers or Bubble Fidget Toys (Push bubble rubber bracelets etc.)
  • Wacky Tracks – plastic, any color
  • Fidget zip bracelets
  • Composition books or journals (no staples or spirals)
  • Coloring books for kids and teens (no staples)
  • Magna Tiles/Magnetic Tiles
  • Word search, Sudoku, etc.
  • Puzzles (all sizes) – mostly 100 pieces or more
  • Board Games – Monopoly, Clue, etc.

Note: For safety reasons, we ask that the donations do not include metal parts (like staples or spiral binding), no metal fidget toys, or no hard parts on stuffed animals.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and for supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital!


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Important Information About This Event...

The Blitz Toy Drive Event:

    • Safety remains a top priority at Nationwide Children's Hospital for all of our patients, families, staff, and volunteers.
    • ALL Blitz team members and anybody else (including but not limited to clients, NCH employees, etc) associated with the Toy Drive will adhere to the following-
      • Social Distancing- Our staff will do the very best to remain at least 6ft apart during donation exchanges, interviews.
      • Masking- All staff and volunteers will wear a mask completely covering their nose and mouth
      • Symptom checker- All staff and volunteers attending the Toy Drive will complete a self-assessment to ensure they are well.
      • There will be no picture opportunities for donors with Blitz or NCH staff.

Toy Donation Protocol:

Any donor making a donation is to remain in their vehicle. As donors approach the front entrance of The Blitz Studios, Blitz staff will approach the vehicles ready to retrieve the toys! For any size donation, Blitz staff will handle removing the toys directly from the car or trunk, place them in the plastic totes and load them into the transport van.

The Blitz will be handing out free Cheryl's cookies upon donor request (while supplies last). Each cookie will be placed inside a plastic container for the donor to reach in and get.

Out of an abundance of caution, Nationwide Children's Hospital is currently quarantining all donations for a minimum of 72 hours before distributing them to patients. Additionally, for the safety of the Nationwide Children's team, we ask that donations are dropped off in boxes that are closed and are of a manageable size, under 40 pounds.


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1458 Dublin Rd
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