The Salvation Army is hard at work ensuring that every child in Winnipeg will have a toy this Christmas. The Winnipeg Police Services, Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services and the Retired Firefighters Association is once again partnering with the organization and you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Fire Hall or Police Station starting November 14.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of people and organizations like these, who are leaders in our community” says Major Rob Kerr of The Salvation Army. “The holidays can be exceptionally stressful for families living in poverty. They cannot afford to buy toys for Christmas; The Police Services, Fire and Paramedics Services and Retired Firefighters want to help us get toys to families who otherwise may not afford them.”
Winnipeg Blue Bombers are once again supporting the Toy Mountain campaign with what has traditionally become the first official activity of the toy drive. “We’re happy to be able to contribute and once again kick off the yearly toy drive by calling on our generous and giving fans to bring unwrapped toys to Friday’s game,” said Winnipeg Blue Bombers President & CEO, Wade Miller.
Fans attending Friday’s October 26th game should keep their eyes peeled for representatives from Winnipeg Police Service, WFPS, Retired Firefighters Association, and representatives from The Salvation Army at each stadium gate. Fans are encouraged to bring a donation of one or more new / unwrapped toys to the game and drop it at a collection site located outside each gate before the game. Cash donations will also be accepted as firefighter boots will once again be hanging on the iconic Christmas Kettle stands.
Kerr says: “The great thing about this is that as people come together to cheer on the Bombers they can make someone else’s life a little happier at the same time.”