Cincinnati Zoo Joins Nick Lachey to Kick Off Toy Drive during PNC Festival of Lights to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Posted November 19, 2010

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has partnered with the Nick Lachey Foundation and PNC Bank to collect NEW, unwrapped, toys from November 26 – December 6 at the Cincinnati Zoo to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. The partnership will celebrate, recognize, and contribute to the youth of our community and the organizations who provide them with a safe and enriching environment to grow.

“We are excited to be a part of this toy drive that will hopefully result in hundreds of toys delivered to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, just in time for the holidays,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “The Zoo is here to serve and educate the youth of this community, and what better way than to give the gift of hope this holiday season to a child in need in our own community.”

The Zoo will collect the new, unwrapped toys, November 26 through December 6.  Visitors can drop the toys off in toy collection bins found at the Zoo’s main entrances.  For more information visit us online at