A police-community partnership is helping ensure every child has a gift to look forward to unwrapping this Christmas.
For the next five weeks, this Canadian Tire location will be accepting cash and Canadian Tire money donations. The donation total will be matched by the Canadian Tire store and gifts donated to local churches, shelters and social service agencies who serve newcomers, families leaving domestic violence and others in need.
Last year, the initiative raised $10,000 and brought joy to over hundreds of families.
“Without a program like this, they might not get that toy and that smile in the morning and it’s very needed,” said Constable Jennifer Dekezel, who stressed that any small donation makes a difference in the lives of children.