How "Wish Upon A Toy" Brings Christmas To The City of Hope

This morning we got to do a fun interview on @kost1035fm with @darlasworld86 and @ryanmanno ! Thank you both for the opportunity to come laugh with you this morning and share my story. If you missed it, I'll post the link to the replay once it's available. There's still time to donate at #christmas #wishuponatoy #donation #cityofhope #kost #radio

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Ryan Russek, founder of "Wish Upon A Toy" joins Ryan Manno & Darlene Rodrigo for a special edition of "The Sunday Journal" on KOST 103.5. Tune in to find out how this local non-profit got started and make sure to bring the tissues. Toy drive happening now through 12/19. Please contact if you'd like to contribute or join Darlene Rodrigo at Cafe Con Libros Press in Downtown Pomona on Saturday, 12/16 for the Inaugural Holiday Book Exchange & Toy Drive! Click here for all the details. Watch this video to see what "Wish Upon A Toy" did last year: 

Listen to the full interview, here: 

We hope you'll help us start a new holiday tradition! We want to have fun and gift everyone with an experience that will make them feel the Christmas spirit of giving. This year we are collecting toys for the patients who are fighting cancer at City of Hope. Let's show our kids the true meaning of Christmas by giving. Help us bring hope and joy to those who need it most. <3 

Anyone can participate, any age is welcome! Whether you've started a book collection or not, the gift of reading is invaluable and opens our minds to greater depths. We all want our kids to read, but we don't always have the money to go splurge on new books. Instead of a gift exchange for the holidays, we're really excited to have our 1st annual book exchange!

Here's what you need to know: 

- Bring a new or unused TOY (valued $10 or more) , get a raffle ticket for each gift you bring. 

- Bring a book (new or used in good condition) 

- Pick a book to keep

- Create and decorate your own bookmark while you’re here and if you’d like, create one for a patient 

- Have your picture taken at the photo booth between 1-3pm 

  Sponsored by: Midnightht Groove Pix @midnightgroovedjs  

Raffle prizes every hour! You do not need to be present to win. Happy holidays everyone! We hope to see you there and start a new tradition with you all! ☺

Please e-mail: if you'd like to get involved. All ages welcome. 


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