Wood Ducks to hold toy drive to benefit for Kennedy Home


KINSTON, N.C. – The Down East Wood Ducks announced Friday they will be having a Toy Drive, sponsored by Lovick’s Café, to benefit the Kennedy Home children.

“We’ve been here for 80 years and we’re excited to continue to contribute to the community and surrounding areas,” said Lovick’s Café owner Steve Lovick.

The toy drive will run from November 8 – December 13.

“The Wood Ducks and Lovicks café are a large part of the community, and we are honored to partner with them as a way to give back to the community and raise people’s spirits after a hard year at Christmas” stated Director of Marketing Alexa Kay.

Unwrapped gift donations for kids 14 and under, can be brought to the Wood Ducks Team Offices located at Grainger Stadium or to Lovick’s Café.

“We are so thankful for the support from the Down East Wood Ducks this Christmas season,” said Kennedy Home Eastern Regional Director Cristopher Allabaugh. “Our children love getting out to Grainger Stadium each summer to cheer on the Woodies. For them to now help these kids have a memorable Christmas is evidence of a great partnership coming full circle.”

Kennedy Home is a ministry of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. They are located off Highway 70 in Falling Creek and have been providing a loving and safe home to some of North Carolina’s most vulnerable children since 1914. In addition to their cottage homes for children, they provide housing and services to single mothers, license, and train foster care families, facilitate adoption, and conduct outreach to families in Lenoir and surrounding counties.

Fans can purchase 2022 tickets on woodducksbaseball.com, by calling the Wood Ducks Team Offices at (252) 686-5164 or in the Wood Ducks Team Offices located at Grainger Stadium (Mon-Fri – 9am – 4pm).  Make sure to follow your Down East Wood Ducks on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you don’t miss anything!

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