With assistance from two 41 Division officers, a Scarborough family will have a more comfortable festive season after a tough December.
A few weeks ago, their stove caught fire and their residence was gutted.
Asim and Farzana Khan along with their seven children – ranging in age from four to 18 – lived in a shelter for short while before being able to move into a new accommodation.
Consts. Feisal Rawji and Mark McCabe were at the Golden Mile Employment & Social Services on an unrelated matter when a caseworker brought the Khan’s plight to their attention.
“Their new place isn’t furnished and they are without most of the necessities,” said Rawji. “We thought it would be good gesture to go out and get some toys and games for the children.”
The donations were made by community members. In addition, the local Loblaw store contributed a $100 gift card.
The officers made the presentation on December 19.
The family patriarch was thankful for the donations.
“This will put a big smile on the faces of the children and we are very grateful to the officers for taking the time to do this,” said Asim Khan.