Tucson family hosts toy drive in honor of late son

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Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 10:35 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:43 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson family is asking for toy donations for kids in need in honor of their young son, who died four years ago.

According to the family of Gabriel Torres, an infant who died in a car accident near Tucson in April 2018, donation boxes will be set up at the following businesses throughout the Tucson area.

  • Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Eye Care, 5599 North Oracle Road and 10425 North Oracle Road, Suite 135
  • South Sixth Bodega, 4500 North Oracle Road, Suite 307 and 5870 East Broadway, Suite 142
  • Pusch Ridge Automotive, 8040 North Oracle Road
  • UPS, 899 East Silverlake Road
  • Planet Fitness, 4848 North Old Oracle Road
  • Associated Dental, 4890 South Mission Road
  • Lulu’s Express Your Hair Green Door Barbershop, 902 North Grande Avenue
  • The Screamery, 5920 West Arizona Pavilions Drive, Suite 100
  • American East Co., 1439 South Fourth Avenue

The donation boxes will be up until Aug. 25, which would have been Gabriel’s fifth birthday.

All donations will then be taken to Aviva Children’s services in support of their Holiday Program, which aims to provide a sense of normalcy for kids in the care of the Department of Child Safety during the holiday season.

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