Thank you for your interest in helping needy families in our community!
November 22, 2021 UPDATE: We currently have enough Adopt a Family sponsors for the clients registered into the program for Christmas 2021. But before you click away – there are more ways to help! If your office or your family group planned and raised funds for the Adopt a Family program but did not send your application in yet, why not go on a shopping spree for toys and bring them down to our Toy Depot at 10355 King George Blvd.! You can even help put them on the shelves if you like, it’s a fun group activity.
Of the 2000 families we serve, approximately 500 sign up for Adopt a Family. For various reasons such as language barriers, etc. many families prefer to collect their toys privately at the Depot. In fact, we are starting toy pickups this week with families picking up toys for an average of 300 children per day – six days a week! As you can imagine, that is a lot of toys per week. We desperately need help in keeping our shelves well stocked. We are particularly in need of toys for boys and girls, aged 8 to 12 as well as teenagers. Baby items such as diapers, sleepers etc are always welcome. Here is a handy wish list (click on it to pop it out for easier reading):
No time to shop? We also welcome financial donations which you can make by clicking here or pop by and see us at the Toy Depot to drop off a cheque or cash. Funds raised will go to help our Hamper program which provides nearly $175,000 worth of grocery gift cards to families in need every year.