MEGA Brands joins forces once again with the North Pole to help Sun
Youth and the Generations Foundation
Event: MEGA Brands invites the media to join them as they welcome Santa Claus
and children from the Generations Foundation and Sun Youth at the MEGA
Brands toy factory.
Date: Friday, December 14th, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00PM (EST)
Location: MEGA Brands, 4505 Hickmore, Montreal, H4T 1K4.
MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A year ago, Montreal's own MEGA
Brands (TSX: MB) assisted Santa Claus in providing childrens toys to
Sun Youth and the Generations Foundation to assist them in their
ongoing efforts in helping families and children in need .
"I know I can always count on my friends at MEGA Brands to help me grant
children's wishes", said Santa. "This year, I've recruited them yet
again to join forces with my team of Elves to ensure that the children
helped by both these organizations receive a gift at this special time
The "big man" himself will make a quick trip back to the MEGA Brands toy
factory, along with several of his Elves, where everyone will be hard
at work building toys.
To celebrate his visit, MEGA Brands has extended an invitation to
several groups of children from the Generations Foundation and Sun
Youth to come meet Santa Claus and receive a tour of their toy factory
as the children learn how toys are made, right here in their home town.
"Last year, the children that visited our workshop had stars in their
eyes", said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer of MEGA Brands. "To
be able to offer this type of joy to a child is the reason we come in
to work each day".
"The Generations Foundation and the children they serve are proud to
participate in the Mega Brands Santa's Workshop Day-- a
once-in-a-lifetime experience for most children!" adds Adrian
Bercovici, Executive Director and co-founder of the Generations
Foundation. "We give heartfelt thanks to the Mega Brands Family for
their generosity and compassion".
Adds Sid Stevens, Executive Vice-President and cofounder of Sun Youth:
"We are touched by the offer that came in from MEGA Brands. We are
always pleased to renew a partnership and MEGA once again came through
at a very difficult period for our organization. This partnership will
allow us to make sure that 1,500 youngsters between the age of 6 and 12
will be able to have gifts under the Christmas tree, thanks to MEGA and
MEGA Brands invites the media to join them on Friday, December 14th at 10:00 am as they welcome Santa Claus and children from the
Generations Foundation and Sun Youth at the MEGA Brands toy factory,
located at 4505 Hickmore, Montreal, H4T 1K4.
About MEGA Brands
MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction
toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer
engaging creative experiences for children, families and collectors
through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality
products. Visit: megabrands.com for more information. The MEGA logo,
Mega Bloks, RoseArt, MEGA Puzzles, MEGA Games and Board Dudes are
trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
For more information, visit http://www.megabrands.com/
About Sun Youth Organization
Sun Youth was founded in 1954 with the objective of providing inner-city
youths with positive outlets for their energies through sports. Since
then, Sun Youth has grown and now provides Montrealers with over 30
services with their Emergency Services, Sports & Recreation and Crime
Prevention Departments. For further information, visit www.sunyouthorg.com.
About the Generations Foundation
Generations Foundation was founded in 1999, dedicated to helping people
in need. Given the unacceptable level of child poverty, their major
focus is on children who suffer from hunger, neglect and social
problems. To enable children to learn, they must be properly nourished.
Over 6500 students, who participate in a variety of their food
programs, receive breakfast, snacks and hot lunch daily in 90 schools
and learning centers in Montreal and vicinity. In addition, 300
inner-city children have the opportunity of attending summer camp with
Generations Foundation sponsorship. 514.933-8585
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SOURCE: MEGA BRANDS INC.
For further information:
Communications Specialist - MEGA Brands
Tel: (514) 333-5555 ext. 2507