Help Billy Bishop Airport Build a Mountain of Toys for the Salvation Army
This holiday season, Billy Bishop Airport is supporting Ornge in their annual toy drive as part of CTV’s Toy Mountain in association with the Salvation Army.
As part of this initiative, airport staff and stakeholders have been enlisted to help build a mountain of toys by bringing new (unwrapped) toys to add to the collection. Passengers and those visiting the airport are also welcome to participate in the toy drive with donation boxes located in the airport’s Mainland Pavilion and in the Atrium.
The greatest need for toys this year is for:
- Girls aged 7 to 9
- Boys and girls aged 10 to 13
- Boys and girls aged 14 to 17
Some gift ideas for tweens and teens (10 and up) include curling irons, digital music players, hair dryers, hair kits, makeup kits, jewelry, electronics, books, hoodies, sporting goods, back packs, school supplies, board games, scarves, gloves and gift cards.
After the Salvation Army Community and Family Services Centre receive the donated toys, staff then create a Christmas Store with the inventory. Parents of registered families are invited to the Christmas Store and are able to choose toys and educational items for their children with the help of a volunteer host. The Salvation Army aspires to provide distribution with dignity and believes that giving parents the opportunity to select toys for their children within the atmosphere of the Christmas Store is a more effective way to ensure parents are involved in the process.
There's no greater sight than the smile of a child, and you could help us put a smile on many children's faces this holiday season! Donations will be accepted at Billy Bishop Airport until November 30, 2016.
Now let's build a toy mountain!