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The 2017 Toy Drive: November 17 - December 15, 2017

 

Monetary donations can always be mailed year-round to:

 

Kingston Toy Drive

816 Centennial Drive

Kingston, ON

K7M 0A4

Please make cheques payable to "Toy Drive"

New, unwrapped toys are accepted at Cataraqui Centre Centre Court in the Toy Chest

and any TD Canada Trust in Kingston

 

Monetary donations are accepted at

any TD Canada Trust in Kingston

 

Thank you for your support

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In December, the 98.3 FLY FM & 98.9 THE DRIVE Toy Drive in conjunction with the Kingston Salvation Army will distribute toys to over 2,700 area children who find themselves in difficult circumstances this holiday season. Again this year, we will be making sure there is something under the tree for the teens, too - we will be purchasing gift cards for those 13 to 16 years of age! We can’t accomplish this enormous undertaking without the continued support of Kingston area businesses, local groups and individuals. The success of the 98.3 FLY FM & 98.9 THE DRIVE Toy Drive depends entirely on the generosity of donations from the Kingston community. This is why we are looking to you for support.

 

Toy Donations

 

New unwrapped toy donations can be dropped off at Cataraqui Centre in the lower level or at any TD Canada Trust in Kingston from November 17 to December 15, 2017.

 

In order to ensure the toys meet our criteria and to ensure fair distribution of the toys, we ask that, when purchasing/collecting toys, you follow these guidelines:

• Toys are provided to children aged newborn to 12 years old

• No “violent toys” ie: toy guns, boxing gloves, etc.

• Value of a toy donation should not exceed $50

 

Some Suggestions for Toy Donations:

• Newborn items/toys

• Lego

• Items/toys for children age 9 to 12 (we receive minimal donations for these age groups)

 

Monetary Donations

 

Monetary donations can be made from November 17 to December 15, 2017 at all five TD Canada Trust branches in Kingston:

• East End - 235 Gore Road

• Downtown - 94 Princess Street

• Kingston Centre - 1062 Princess Street

• Bayridge Centre - 741 Bayridge Drive

• West End - 750 Gardiners Road

 

Monetary donations can always be mailed year-round to:

 

Kingston Toy Drive

 816 Centennial Drive

 Kingston, ON

 K7M 0A4

 

Please make cheques payable to "Toy Drive".

 

Time

 

If you're interested in volunteering to become a Toy Drive Elf, complete our volunteer registration form.

 

Volunteer

THE SALVATION ARMY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
GIVE AN HOUR – GIVE A DAY


Toy Drive Distribution Centre:

The Toy Drive will operate a Toy Distribution Center at the Frontenac Mall. Applicants who qualify and are registered for toys will come and choose their own in a “store-like setting”.

We will be unpacking & sorting skids of toys from 9:00am-4:00pm: November 20th- 24th & November 27th- 30th.

From 9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday December 3rd & Monday December 4th, we will need volunteers to assist with cleaning, setting up & decorating the store front along with delivering toys to the Frontenac Mall.

The Toy Distribution Center will be open from December 5th to December 18th. Hours will be Monday – Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fridays 10:00am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm. We need volunteers to assist families, replenish the tables and sort toys.

On Tuesday, December 19th to Thursday, December 21st, we will be packing up all the extra toys for storage for next year from 9:00am until we finish.


Santa Shuffle:

On Saturday December 2nd, from 8:00am-12:00pm, families, friends and co-workers that have raised pledges will participate in a 1k Elf Walk or a 5k Fun Run to support the local Toy Drive.

We would need volunteers to assist with set up/clean-up of the event, run the registration/shirt/food tables, hand out medals, and time runners.

 

Snow Much Fun:

On Friday December 8th from 5:00pm-9:00pm, we need volunteers to set up in Springer Market Square and collect Toy & Money donations.

For more information, contact Hayley via email at td.shuffle2@kingstonsa.ca or call 613-548-4411 ext. 144.

Thank you SO much for all the generous volunteer support. 

 

Contact Us to Volunteer

THE SALVATION ARMY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES GIVE AN HOUR – GIVE A DAY

Events

If you have an event planned please email the details to td.shuffle@kingstonsa.ca

 

Events Section:

If you have an event planned please email the details to td.shuffle@kingstonsa.ca

Friday November 17th- Fly FM/The DRIVE Toy Chest Kick Off
The Toy Chest will open in Centre Court at Cataraqui Centre. 
*The Toy Chest closes on Friday December 15th.

Saturday November 18th- Nighttime Santa Parade
Santa Claus is coming to town for the 14th annual Nighttime Santa Parade. The parade will leave from Innovation Park at 5:00pm (Bath Road & Princess Street) and travel down Princess to Ontario Street. Spectators are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy.

Saturday December 2nd  - Santa Shuffle
10:00am - 12:00pm at the Salvation Army Citadel , 816 Centennial Drive - Register for the Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk at the Running Room or online. Families, Friends and co-workers raise pledges and participate in a 1k Elf Walk or a 5k Fun Run to support the Toy Drive. Raise $50 for a free t-shirt, enjoy lunch and kids activities. There will be prizes for best costumes and Christmas spirit. Everyone receives a medal! For more information, please visit Santa Shuffle website at www.santashuffle.ca

Thursday December 7th - Live On Location Toy Drive Broadcast
Visit the Toy Drive live broadcast 6am - 6pm from Cataraqui Centre.  Drop off your donation during our broadcast with 98.3 FLY FM and 98.9 The DRIVE to the Toy Chest beside Santa's Village in the Centre court at Cataraqui Centre.  And tune in for exclusive interviews with Santa on 98.3 FLY FM and 98.9 The DRIVE

Friday December 8th: Snow Much Fun
Starting at 5:00 pm, Springer Market Square will come alive with seasonal cheer. This community event is a great way to enjoy outdoor fun with family and friends and set the tone for an active winter and magical holiday season! Bring a new unwrapped toy to the Sleigh for The Salvation Army Toy Drive

Friday December 8th - Kingston Frontenacs Teddy Bear Toss
Take part in the annual Teddy Bear Toss at the KRC during the Kingston Frontenacs hockey game! Bring a teddy bear or stuffed toy to the game and after the first Front’s goal, toss your fuzzy friend onto the ice! All the stuffed toys will be collected by volunteers for the Toy Drive. The game starts at 7:00pm.

Saturday December 9th & Sunday December 10th
ThePumpHouse Museum- “All Aboard for the Holidays” is entering into its third annual PumpHouse Museum Holiday Train Show.  Come and enjoy family fun with trains, trains and more trains. It’s fun for the whole family! Bring a new and unwrapped toy for the local Toy Drive and get free admission!

December 5th-18th - Toy Distribution Centre Open
The toy distribution centre will be open in the Frontenac Mall for registered clients. Parents will be able to choose toys for their children by appointment only. Volunteers needed.

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU’S:

The Frontenac Mall
The Frontenac Mall has graciously donated their space for our TOY DRIVE Headquarters for the Christmas Season.  The immense task of sorting, packing and distributing toys for over 2700 children is not possible without the help of their staff and volunteers.

AMJ Campell
Our official delivery and storage partner for the Toy Drive, who kindly donate their trucks, staff and a storage facility. The logistic process for picking up hundreds and hundreds of toys would not be possible without the help of the staff at AMJ Campell Kingston.

About

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About the 98.3 FLY FM & 98.9 THE DRIVE Toy Drive

Since 1978 the 98.3 FLY FM & 98.9 THE DRIVE Toy Drive has ensured that less fortunate children in our community will have new toys on Christmas morning.  This season, the Toy Drive will distribute toys and gift cards to over 2,700 less fortunate children in our area.  Bell Media Radio stations (98.3 FLY FM / 98.9 THE DRIVE) are working once again in conjunction with the Kingston Salvation Army to accomplish this overwhelming task.

The Kingston Salvation Army handles all referrals and requests for families.  The public can visit The Kingston Salvation Army - Community and Family Services at 342 Patrick Street. (613-548-4411).

Donations of new unwrapped toys for children age newborn to 12 years can be dropped off at Cataraqui Centre in the lower level and all five TD Canada Trust locations in Kingston until December 19th. Monetary donations can also be made at all five TD Canada Trust locations in Kingston or mailed to:

Kingston Toy Drive
816 Centennial Drive
Kingston, ON
K7M 0A4

The Toy Drive officially launches on Friday November 17th, 2017 and will wrap up Friday December 15th, 2017.

On Thursday December 7th, 98.3 FLY-FM and 98.9 THE DRIVE will host their 10th Annual Toy Drive Broadcast live from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Cataraqui Centre in front of the Toy Chest. During the broadcast we invite listeners to donate and donors/volunteers to join us on air.

For the 3rd year in a row, the Frontenac Mall will be the location of our Toy Distribution Centre. The sorting, packing and distribution of toys will be located here. Registered families will be able to choose their own toys for their children by appointment only!

As a result we will need more volunteers to help with this process. For more information, please visit the volunteer page.

98.3 FLY FM, 98.9 THE DRIVE and The Kingston Salvation Army would like to thank the Kingston community for their continued support and generosity towards the annual Toy Drive. Your efforts will help us “Give a child a Christmas” and provide “Hope for the Holidays”.

 For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Kim: Toy Drive Coordinator       Hayley Van De Walker- Toy Drive Coordinator Assistant
(613) 548-4411 ext. 142                                 (613) 548-4411 ext. 144
td.shuffle@kingstonsa.ca                            td.shuffle2@kingstonsa.ca

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