Christmas Comes Early For 600 Kids

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 5:39 p.m., December 22, 2014

The 20th annual Auxiliary Toy Drive delivered gifts to 600 children, thanks to the efforts of Auxiliary officers from 41, 42, 43 and 33 Divisions on Dec. 13. Over December, they will distributed toys to 3,000 children this year, valued at around $150,000. Police and Auxiliary officers as well as other volunteers worked to sort and deliver the toys to children at shelters and community centres.

Two officer in Auxiliary uniforms speaking to each other.
Auxiliary officer Kate Korgemagi speaks to fellow officer Erin as they get ready to hand out toys.
Two officer in Auxiliary uniforms speaking to each other.
An Auxiliary officer helps Santa put on his hat.
A crowd of people in a parking lot holding toys, with a man in a santa costume in the middle.
Three children, one holding a bear, standing around a man dressed as Santa Claus.
A child holding a teddy bear smiles while being embraced by a Santa as a woman looks on
A Santa hands over a bag to a child while two women look on smiling
A large group of people, many in TPS police and auxiliary uniform standing on a snowy bank
a young girl wearing a jacket and toque smiling at a boy while hugging a toy in a plastic bag.
An TTC official in uniform in front of a bus with three teenagers.