Shopping it up in Meadowvale for Toys for Tots

BY KELLY ROCHE

Ten volunteers dropped $10,000 in about 30 minutes at the Meadowvale Canadian Tire early Wednesday.

But it wasn’t a door crasher sale.
They woke up early to shop for the Toys for Tots program, cashing out before the store opened at 8 a.m.
Lists in hand, they worked the aisles and quickly gathered items for youth ages 9 to 14.
Winter boots, sleeping bags, foot spas, and clock radios were in need.
“When people are typically donating, they’re thinking of the younger age groups,” and buying stuffed animals, said Peel Police Const. Emma Robb.
Wednesday marked the ninth – and final – shopping expedition in Mississauga and Brampton.
“We’re able to do this because of the donations that are given throughout the year,” said Dianne Falkinson with the Salvation Army.
It’s easy to spend in a hurry since “stuff is expensive, as everybody knows,” said Falkinson.
Toys purchased will be distributed to 2,200 families in need over the next week.
Falkinson said “hundreds and hundreds ” of volunteers “support the program and do their best to help make everybody’s Christmas just a bit better.”

 

 

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