Donate a toy, get a beer

Posted at 10:56 AM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 10:56:31-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Beers for toys! Southwest Florida breweries are on tap to help make this Christmas special for hundreds of local kids.

Southwest Florida Hop Heads is teaming up with Point Ybel, Momentum Brewhouse, Cape Coral Brewing, and Old Soul.  Together, they're helping benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital with their inaugural toy drive!

Each day, a different brewery will be available as a toy drop-off location. And as a thank you, the breweries are rewarding donors -- who are of legal age -- with one free draft.

"As the toys have been coming in, it makes you feel really good and reinforces what I think most of us know about Southwest Florida: that it really is a a very giving and caring community," says Ben Sisk of Southwest Florida Hop Heads.

"You're giving something and feeling good about it, you get to really feel good about it," says Nicholas Schmidt of Old Soul Brewing.

Thursday's toy drop off location is Cape Coral Brewing on Miramar Street, and then Old Soul Brewing on South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers on Friday.

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