UXBRIDGE: The annual Uxbridge Community Toy Drive has begun. The official toy drive kickoff was held on Monday, November 13th.
“Giving back to the community is what it is all about. You’ve got to help out where you can, and I think it is important, especially around this time of year, when people are stressed more than ever,” Pat Higgins, Uxbridge Canadian Tire owner, and one of the organizers of the toy drive, told The Standard. “Between the toy drive and the food bank, it’s really good, and the nice part about this is, we work with all the different groups. We work with the church groups, social services, food bank, anyone in need, the local food hamper program. It’s really good, we’re helping lots of organizations.”
He also said he was thrilled with how the annual toy drive went last year.
“It was very good. Uxbridge always rallies to help out, which is what we need. There’s lots of people out there that are in need,” Mr. Higgins said. “Last year we had a great variety, people contributed for young kids, for teenagers, so it was really good.”
Toys can be dropped off at several businesses in Uxbridge, including Canadian Tire, McDonald’s, Zehrs, Little Acorn, M&M Meat Shops, and Walmart. They also can be dropped off at all Uxbridge Bruins home games. All toys donated will go to Uxbridge families.
For more information on the toy drive, go on-line to www.uxbridgetoydrive.com.