Every year, we shower the little ones in our families with toys, love, candies, and other goodies during holidays; but children from families in need often don’t get to experience the joy of the holidays at all. Hey, that’s no fun!
Toy for Tots wants to make a difference by giving the gift of sharing to Oakvillians and making the holidays a little bit more special for those in need. Indeed, it is the season for giving so what better way to share your blessings than to support a cause that provides gifts for less fortunate children?
Bring the Joy of Christmas
From the mid of November until the 20th of December, Oakville residents (and everyone else!) can drop off cash, gift cards, or new unwrapped toys at any Halton police station. The cut-off date was chosen to ensure that there would be ample time to distribute goodies to families in need just before Christmas.
Toys for Tots aims to deliver a message that builds self-esteem and motivates children to grow into patriotic, productive, responsible community leaders and citizens by bringing them hope in their time of need. With the help of civilian employees and off-duty uniform officers of the Halton Regional Police Service, plus numerous schools, local businesses, and sports organisations who continually dedicate their time, effort, talents, and resources in support of the campaign’s success, the initiative is doing exactly that and hopes to continue doing so for more years to come.
Regional manager for the Toys for Tots campaign Const. Jody Dugas says that there are families in our communities who’ve fallen to hard times, and though that may be not so noticeable in Halton and Oakville as both are generally well-to-do communities and regarded as beautiful communities to live and work in, they do exist.
Selfless gifts such as new toys, will make a lot of little ones very happy for the holidays, but gift cards for local stores are much more well-received because they allow families in need to shop for what they need. More so, this allows the recipients to purchase items without letting everyone know that they’re recipient of a charity.
Sharing is Caring!
Wouldn’t it be nice to take care of Christmas for someone who may been going through a lot this year? Let’s make this year even better than 2014, with more than 4,000 families in Halton receiving some community love!
Ready to donate? Then head out to the Oakville police station at 95 Oak Walk Drive or go to the Halton Police Service Headquarters at 1151 Bronte Road.
Other places to drop off your donations are at Budds’ Subaru located at 2474 South Service Road, W., Budds’ BMW located at 2454 South Service Road, or at the Shakers Smokehouse BBQ and Sports Bar located at 580 Kerr Street. You can also drop off donations at any Canadian Tire location until December 19.
Local families who are going through hard times were identified by the Salvation Army and they would be the recipients of this year’s donations. You may contact Jody Dugas at 905-825-4747 ext. 4TOT (4868) for more information.
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