Officers Mobilize Toy Drive

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 10:14 a.m. December 24, 2020
Updated: 10:21 a.m. December 24, 2020

When Consts. Doug Woods and Mark Zettler learned that the Salvation Army Etobicoke Temple Community Church at 2152 Kipling Ave. was low on gifts and clothing for kids, they went into action.

A group of people with a police van of toys
The Canadian Tire at Kipling and Rexdale added more toys to the officers collection
  • A group of people with a police van of toys
  • Two officers with a security guard and toys

The Neighbourhood Community officers raised money at the Division through a raffle.

“To supplement the money they got from the raffle, the officers approached local businesses and asked for donations,” said Sgt. Jason Leitch.

The toys were purchased at the Canadian Tire Store at Kipling & Rexdale Aves. who added another $700 in toys to help the community organization.

A total of $2,600 was raised for the Salvation Army.

Woods and Zattler filled a Canadian Tire van with clothing and gifts that were delivered to the Salvation Army on December 7.

Rose Bryan, the Church’s Community & Family Services coordinator, runs the toy drive out of the church.

“We serve about 800 families during the holidays," she said. “When the officers told me what they were doing, I was absolutely elated.  Officers Woods and Zattler are awesome and they always come to our rescue.”

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