Another year of WAKR Share A Christmas is in the books and despite economic uncertainty, Akron's local Salvation Army will benefit from $10,400 raised during the week-long on-air fundraising outreach.
Listeners were able to bid on items presented during the WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show that included packages for blimp rides provided by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers with game and sports memorabilia packages; and a series of special dinners with local authors including Dr. Terry Gordon, Akron Beacon Journal food editor Lisa Abraham, former Cavaliers play-by-play icon Joe Tait and WAKR's own Chuck Collins.
"We are incredibly gratified and offer many thanks to our listeners for helping to make this year's Share A Christmas a success," said Rubber City Radio Group vice president for marketing Joyce Lagios. "This truly is a labor of love to help an organization which does so much to help those in need, our neighbors, right here in Akron. Once again, Akron shows it has an open heart and is more than willing to lend a hand when asked."
WAKR is owned an operated by the Rubber City Radio Group, which also operates AkronNewsNow.com.