Chaz and AJ collect thousands of dollars in cash and toys at holiday fundraiser

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NEW HAVEN — One of Connecticut’s top rated radio morning shows did more than entertain their audience Friday morning in New Haven.

The Chaz & AJ Show was on the road, at Jordan’s Furniture, to collect toys for kids in need throughout Connecticut.

They collected $107,000 worth of cash and toys over 4 and a half hours during their 14th annual holiday toy drive.

“It could be a family situation, as far as like financially or a lot of times it’s children who don’t have parents,” AJ said.

“This all started because, years ago, I was one of those kids, who got toys from a toy drive,” Chaz explained. “And, when I got into radio, I thought, It might be a good idea to have a toy drive and give back.”

Six children’s charities from throughout the state will be receiving all donations.  And the event proves what goes around, comes around.

“We’ve had kids, who’ve gotten toys, from our toy drive, and now they’re bringing toys here to give back.”