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“Our mission was to make sure NO CHILD in Detroit will be without a gift to unwrap Christmas morning.” -Gello

“This has been a life changing experience for me. We truly appreciate everyone who supported the kids in our community.” -Joanna

105.1 The BOUNCE teamed up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane’ s Wicked Awesome Wishes to present Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop. The Gello Show camped out at LaFontaine KIA in the middle of the parking lot for 7 days straight with the goal of collecting thousands of toys for kids in need this holiday season. With more than 4,000 toys collected and over $3,000.00 in monetary donations, Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop was a success in its very first year! The donated items will be distributed at Lady Jane’s Wicked Awesome Wishes and Ronald McDonald House in Detroit.

Day One…

The Gello Show

This morning, Joanna confessed to Gello that she will be re-gifting ... an item that she received last Saturday and giving it to her sister. Gello thinks that there is something wrong with that! What do you think? Is re-gifting okay to do? Let us know what you think!

The Gello Show - It's raining hard over here. Tent ⛺️ is...

It's raining hard over here. Tent ⛺️ is taking on some water. We're gonna stick it out. 4 days to go! More toys to collect! Are you coming?!...

The Gello Show

This morning, Joanna confessed to Gello that she will be re-gifting ... an item that she received last Saturday and giving it to her sister. Gello thinks that there is something wrong with that! What do you think? Is re-gifting okay to do? Let us know what you think!

The Gello Show - Joanna did the math because she's the...

Joanna did the math because she's the only one of us who has a college degree ???? and after adding up the amount of toys Todd brought out for the kids, we...

The Gello Show - Joanna's newly found biological family...

Joanna's newly found biological family drops off a car full of toys! LaFontaine KIA in Dearborn!!!! #GellosBigTopToyDrop

Our last night in a tent together! ???? We... - 105.1 The Bounce

Our last night in a tent together! ???? We did it!!!!

“I am completely overwhelmed by the amazing support of the community who stepped up and showed out for the kids in Detroit,” said Gello. “When a kid goes to school after the holiday, there are kids that will be asked what they received for Christmas. Now, over 4,000 kids won’t have to lie and will have a brighter Christmas.  To the people who donated, please understand how monumental and important your contributions are!”

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who donated their time, energy, support and toys to this cause… WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!!! 

Check out more pics from Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop HERE!

For more information on Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop, please contact:

 Ben Perez/Marketing Director

248-586-2940

Ben.perez@bbgi.com

With 10+ years in the radio industry, Tracy Marie has worked in marketing, promotions, digital, programming and production. She is currently Digital Program Director with Beasley Media Group, and can be heard on-air, Sundays 10-3pm. Follow her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie