COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard
UXBRIDGE: For over 20 years volunteers and local businesses in Uxbridge have been working together to make the annual toy drive happen. This year is no different. Even with Covid-19 restrictions in place and the ongoing pandemic, the Uxbridge toy drive is still happening. “The toy drive makes a significant impact on our community,” said Mr. Higgins. He added that he doesn’t think the pandemic will have a dramatic impact on the toy drive.
Local residents and members of the surrounding area are asked to donate new items only.
Volunteers will be helping to sort and organize the donated toys. They will be following Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.
Make sure to drop off any toys by December 16th, which is the last day of the toy drive. This is to ensure the toys will be successfully delivered before Christmas. Some of the businesses involved with the drive include McDonalds, Zehrs Market, Body Fit and Canadian Tire. All of these businesses are located in Uxbridge.
If you’re stuck and don’t know what to donate to the Uxbridge toy drive this year, here are some examples: Playdoh, puzzles and Crayola air dry clay. Go online to uxbridgetoydrive.com for a full list of ideas.
For business and financial donation enquiries, people are asked to email Pat Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Andy to ask about toy collection or distribution via email at email@example.com.
Also, for any enquiries about social service initiatives or the hamper program can email firstname.lastname@example.org.