Folks donated new, unwrapped toys to kids in want in Calgary on Sunday.
The toy drive — hosted by KidsPlay Foundation, a non-profit working to maintain kids away from medicine, gangs and violence — collected Barbies and blocks for the Salvation Military’s Toy Angels.
The aim was to fill the impartial zone of the Sgt. Andrew Harnett Memorial Rink on the Falconridge/Castleridge Group Affiliation.
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KidsPlay volunteer and Calgary Police Service Const. Paban Dhaliwal mentioned 1,054 toys have been donated on Sunday.
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“There’s demand for toys for kids throughout the city,” he mentioned, noting they collected items for youngsters of all ages.
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“With the downturn in economy and COVID, there’s been a lot of job loss and things like that. There are more people out there that need the help and support with toys to make sure each kid is happy this Christmas and does receive a toy.”
The following toy drive is scheduled for Dec. 11 on the Genesis Centre.
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