Central Okanagan community Food Bank collecting toys

Food bank wants to include toys in the 1,600 food hampers it will distribute this Christmas.

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Is it getting the toy you longed for, or watching your own young kids squeal with glee in the early hours of Christmas morning?

The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank is almost as busy as Santa, making sure all families can create positive, happy memories on Christmas day.

It is asking for the community’s support in collecting new unwrapped toys for the expected 1,600 Christmas hampers that the food bank will  give out just before Christmas.

“We endeavour to help families in need lessen the stress of the holidays, making sure that all girls and boys have a full belly and something special under the tree this Christmas,” say food bank officials.

Starting Nov 12, a number of donation bins will be set out across the community at the following locations:

• Okanagan Regional Library branches in Rutland, Downtown Kelowna and in Westbank on the Westside

• Kelowna Actors Studio’s ticket booth at Orchard Park Mall and  its main office on Ellis Street in downtown Kelowna

• The Rotary Centre for the Arts

• The Kelowna Community Theatre

• The Rutland Arena

A toy drive is planned for Nov. 21 and  22 at Michaels Craft Store in Kelowna.

Donations can also be made at either food bank office—1265 Ellis Street downtown in Kelowna or 2545 Churchill Road in Westbank in West Kelowna.

 

 

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