SUNRISE — BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive at its headquarters in Sunrise and at each of its seven locations in Broward County. The drive is in partnership with Family Central, a not-for-profit that for 42 years has played a pivotal role in the lives of South Florida families.

“The toy drive is a great way for BrightStar members and employees to join forces to help make a difference in the community,” said Sam Chesser, BrightStar Credit Union’s Vice President of Marketing.  BrightStar has held an annual Holiday Toy Drive for the past six years and has donated more than 1,000 toys.

A Toy Drive drop box has been placed at each BrightStar location for employees and members to provide unwrapped toy donations. Unwrapped toys will be accepted with the exception of toy weapons.  Gift cards and movie passes are also welcome.

For a list of BrightStar’s seven locations and headquarters in Sunrise, visit The deadline to drop off toys is Monday, Dec. 15.