2015 Annual Holiday Toy Collection

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I know I haven’t posted in a while. Life gets busier the older you get. 🙂

I had to make a post about my annual toy drive though. It’s my favourite time of the year and I just love shopping for gifts and toys for kids. Maybe it’s because I secretly wish I was still a kid and was able to play with all the toys.

Since 2011 I have been collecting toys from my colleagues and friends during
holiday parties. The toys would then be delivered to The Hospital for Sick Children in time for all the lovely kids to enjoy.

This holiday, I am once again partnering up with the Children’s Aid Foundation for their Fill the Sleigh campaign. Children’s Aid Foundation, together with local child welfare agencies across the GTA will provide holiday gifts to children and youth interacting with the child welfare system. I have been blessed to volunteer with CAF during their many events and especially at their Annual Holiday Season Celebration; where I have witnessed firsthand the happiness, joy and excitement of receiving and opening gifts during the holidays. For many of them, it may be the only gifts they receive and the only holiday celebration they may experience. It brings me so much joy to see the faces of all these kids when they open up their Christmas gifts.

Huge THANK YOU to all my amazing and supportive friends for their donations to my toy drive this year. I am blessed to have such amazing friends in my life. ❤

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I dropped off the toys to the Children’s Aid Foundation office on Monday, December 21st. There were three full bags, one box and two giant stuffed animals.

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For more information on the Fill the Sleigh campaign, please visit: http://www.cafdn.org/fillthesleigh/
My first holiday toy collection in 20112014-11-17 16.43.03
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Annual Holiday Toy Collection

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Season’s Greetings! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The holidays are here, so time to spread a little holiday cheer. 🙂
Since 2011 I have been collecting toys from my colleagues and friends during holiday parties. The toys would then be delivered to The Hospital for Sick Children in time for all the lovely kids to enjoy.
This holiday, I am hoping to expand my collection and have partnered up with the Children’s Aid Foundation for their Fill the Sleigh campaign. Children’s Aid Foundation, together with local child welfare agencies across the GTA will provide holiday gifts to children and youth interacting with the child welfare system. I have been blessed to volunteer with CAF during their many events and especially at their Annual Holiday Season Celebration; where I have witnessed firsthand the happiness, joy and excitement of receiving and opening gifts during the holidays. For many of them, it may be the only gifts they receive and the only holiday celebration they may experience.
If you would like to participate and help spread some holiday cheer, you can do so by donating new unwrapped toys or other essentials, please let me know and I will be more than happy to pick them up from you. Don’t like holiday shopping or pressed for time? You can make a cash donation through the Children’s Aid Foundation website or through me and I will be glad to purchase toys on your behalf. Your donation will go towards brightening the lives of those who need it most this holiday season.
I will be delivering the toys to the CAF office on Thursday, December 18th.
For more information on the Fill the Sleigh campaign, please visit: http://www.cafdn.org/fillthesleigh/
Thank You! Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays! ❤
Xo.
LN
My first holiday toy collection in 2011
2014-11-17 16.43.03