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Real Indiana: The 2016 RTV6 Toy Drive

December 20, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS - Seventeen years ago the RTV6 Toy Drive began, and in 2016 Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance was proud to come on board as an official partner.

“We first got involved with the toy drive last year through our partnership with the Indy Fuel at the Teddy Bear Toss at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum,” said Bart Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Vision Officer for Indiana Farmers.

“We heard from our associates that they wanted to go bigger this year,” said Jackie Green, Indiana Farmers Communication Strategist. “It’s really special for the kids, and for us it’s just one more way to help folks in need this time of year.”

Indiana Farmers’ associates donated hundreds of toys and stuffed animals for children this holiday season. Garfield also made public appearances, including the Santa Under the Stars event and the 2016 Teddy Bear Toss at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on December 17. Thousands of Indy Fuel fans donated nearly 3,500 stuffed animals at the game.
“The community has supported this in a big way for nearly two decades,” said Kevin Gregory, Chief Meteorologist, RTV6. “It’s a gift of love from the community to families in need.”

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