Spread Holiday Cheer: The 2017 Toy Drive Is Upon Us

Call it fate, call it luck, but when the JC Realty Team connected with MJ Deans – Beynham, a local foster mom last year, we knew

Jason, MJ & Jessica after a long day at W.S. Hawrylak School sorting and wrapping over hundreds of toys (2016).

that we could help make a difference. It was because of her that we were made aware of the staggering amount of children in our area that don’t have a house or family to go home to this Christmas. So what could we do to brighten their day just for a little while?  Well we could make them feel special over the holiday season and spread some cheer with toys and gifts just for them. This initiative hit close to home for the JC Realty Team, as we help many families buy and sell houses everyday. We often take for granted that these families provide a safe, nurturing environment where their kids can thrive and flourish yet there are so many children that are staying in group homes, 24-hour daycares, and even hotels due to the dire need of foster families in our province. The stats are both shocking and heart breaking. So we sprung into action by creating our first Toy Drive for Foster Kids in Need. And we are doing it all again! We are reaching out to friends, family, clients, and colleagues hoping to crush our goal of 100 toys again this year.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • new or gently used unwrapped toys for children aged 6 months-15 years
  • stuffed animals, dolls, barbies
  • toy trucks, legos, remote control cars
  • books, crafts, games, puzzles, colouring books
  • gift bags, ribbon, wrapping paper, tissue paper
  • PLEASE NO FOOD, CANDY, CLOTHING 
Kailey was Santa’s little helper delivering gifts (2016).

WHEN DO WE NEED IT?
Make arrangements with Brandy or Jessica to drop off toys at our office at 2241 Albert St. by DECEMBER 8th.
OFFICE NUMBER: 306.779.2241 admin@jcrealty.com
OFFICE HOURS M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM (CLOSED OVER LUNCH HOUR)

Michael, Jason, & Jim loading up “Santa’s Sleigh” (2016).

NO TOYS TO GIVE?
Contact us about how to send an e-transfer and we will go shopping on your behalf: toydrive@jcrealty.com with password: toydrive (put name in memo).

If you want to be more involved this year, watch out for details about the Toy Wrapping Party on Friday DECEMBER 15th.

We have a few spots left open for the following shifts to help us wrap & sort toys:

  • 6 shifts from 2-4p.m.
  • 3 shifts from 4-6p.m.

Contact jessica@royallepage.ca or 306.779.2241 to book! Dainties and holiday refreshments will be provided.

NEW! Looking for ideas for gifts? We have a registry set up at Walmart.ca to help you with find that perfect gift. CLICK HERE.

We hope to have as great a response as last year, so please donate if you can. Also, if you have ever considered becoming a foster parent, we urge you to visit the Saskatchewan Foster Family Association’s website at:www.sffa.sk.ca.

The JC REALTY TEAM thanks you once again for your support and look forward to another wonderful season of giving. 

 

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