TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - With only 1 day left, The Yonge Street
Mission is experiencing a critical shortage of toys for families this
year. The Toy Market, which is serving 850 families and over 2,100
children this Christmas, assists families who live below the poverty
line by giving them toys for their children on Christmas day.
Rachel Hainaut, Toy Market Coordinator, said that "days can start of
sparsely but, with 240 families still expected until Friday, there is
always a need for more toys in case of emergencies".
So far, the generosity of donors and volunteers has been amazing. One
Toy Market visitor was shopping for his 3 children when he pledged to
return as a volunteer once he got a job.
We need your help to make Christmas a time of joy in our community.
Please contact the Mission at 416-929-9614 to make a donation this
Image with caption: "Volunteers helped families pick toys for their kids at Yonge Street Mission (CNW Group/Yonge Street Mission)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121220_C2705_PHOTO_EN_22154.jpg
SOURCE: Yonge Street Mission
For further information:
Mission Development Officer
416-929-9614 ext 4259