Today, Nov. 27 is Giving Tuesday, a day for families to give to charities this holiday season. In the Tri-state, Lighthouse Youth Services has teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals for a local holiday gift drive. It's the third annual "Share on the Square" event.
Drop off a donation between noon and 1 p.m. on Fountain Square and you may get to meet a Bengals player. Geno Atkins, Armon Binns, Chris Pressley, Vincent Rey, and Dan Skuta are expected to accept gifts for the organization.
Lighthouse Youth Services cares for young people who have been abused and neglected. The organization provides gifts for more than 2,000 local children, teens, and young adults in need.
The Lighthouse's Top 10 Wish List includes:
1. Coats, hats, gloves, scarves -- all sizes
2. Sweatshirt hoodies -- all sizes, especially XL+
3. Bath & body gift sets -- personal care items
4. Socks & underwear for teens (boxer shorts for males)
5. MP3 Players
6. Bed & bath linens
7. Baby items of any kind
8. Developmental toys
9. Book bags & duffle bags