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The Ida Murphy Toy Drive, seeking donations of toys or money to buy them to provide Christmas gifts for needy children, is being extended until 5 p.m. Friday.

The drive – renamed in honor of the community volunteer killed in a fatal confrontation between police and a suspected drunken driver – hopes to give away 300 toys to kids ages 2 to 12 but is running short of the goal.

Toys can be dropped off until the deadline at Antioch Baptist Church, 1327 Fillmore Ave., or at 748 Glenwood Ave.

Donors who need to have toys picked up may call 465-3153, Volunteers also are needed for gift wrapping.