According to a recent survey one in seven Canadian children live in poverty, which means each year thousands of children go to bed every night and specially on Christmas Eve not knowing if there will be any toys under the tree in the morning. The Salvation Army Mississauga Community and Family Services tries to help such struggling individuals and families of our community.
Do you want to make someone’s life a little easier? With a little planning, lots of passion and simple steps you’ll help fulfill every child’s hand with a dream toy. And you might even inspire others to do the same.
Four steps to a successful Toy drive:
1. Select the dates of your drive. No matter what length of time you choose, plan on receiving items after your deadline.
2. Advertise! Publicity is key to a successful drive. Spread the word to as many people as possible.
3. Set up a drop-off point. Be sure to place the box or bin where people can see it.
4. Collect, collect, collect! After your Toy drive is complete, we would love to meet you and your group at The Mississauga Community and Family Services when you drop off your Toy donations so that we can personally thank you.