Following the successful conclusion of our Thanksgiving Food Drive, Living Realty has now launched our latest charity campaign with a Toy Drive for the festive season.
The Toy Drive is in support of the Salvation Army’s 22nd annual Toy Mountain campaign and we have set up donation bins at all of our branches to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts. At the end of the campaign, all the toys we collect will be donated to this very worthwhile charity.
Once received by the Salvation Army, the toys will be sorted by age group and gender then donated to qualifying families throughout the GTA. It’s a great way to give back to the community and put a much-needed smile on the faces of many children during the festive season.
You can donate new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages, from 0 to 18, but the Salvation Army has some special requests. In recent years, they have fallen short of their goals for toys for babies, tweens and teens so they ask people to keep these age groups in mind when donating toys.
They may have fallen short in the past because people are unsure what to donate for tweens and teens (children aged ten years old and up). Items they suggest as appropriate for that group include digital music players, hair accessories like curling irons and hair dryers, makeup kits, electronics, books, school supplies, hats, scarves, and gift cards.
Broker of Record Kelvin Wong explained the reasons for launching the toy drive: “The excellent response to our recent Thanksgiving food drive inspired us to keep doing more and make our multiple GTA locations donations points for everyone who wants to give. With the festive season approaching fast, a toy drive seemed like the perfect campaign to follow that up.”
“We are a family company and recognize the importance of helping out other families and their children, especially at a time of year when many families’ get together and enjoy the festive season. We encourage everyone to call into one of our five locations in the GTA and bring a toy to donate. It could make a big difference to the lives of children and families around Ontario.”
To donate to the Living Realty Toy Drive, you can call in at any of our Greater Toronto Area branch locations. Simply bring a new, unopened and unwrapped toy or gift to any of our branch offices. Our locations are generally open until 9:00 pm on weekdays; for exact hours, contact the branch: