Toys for Tots' initial objective, which remains the hallmark of the program today, is to 'bring the joy of Christmas to needy children'. Its goal is to deliver a message of hope that will build self-esteem and motivate children to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Each year, off-duty uniform and civilian employees of the Halton Regional Police Service, local businesses, schools and sports organizations give their time, talents and resources in support of the initiative's continued success.
In 2016, the Halton Regional Police Service Toys for Tots program raised more than $248,810 in toys, gift cards, cash and food for 4,350 local families in need.
The 2017 Toys for Tots kick-off event is being held on November 15 at 12:00 pm at the Fairview Canadian tire (777 Guelph Line, Burlington). Senior police officials and former WWE star, Tiger Singh Jr., will be on hand to get the 2017 campaign underway. All are welcome to attend.
In an effort to exceed last year's record fundraising total, organizers of this year's campaign challenged you to take Toys for Tots to your school, workplace, neighbourhood or organization.
Make Toys for Tots your charity this holiday season. Getting involved was as easy as collecting new, unwrapped toys, cash, gift cards for teens or Canadian Tire money.
Members of the public are invited to make their donation of new, unwrapped toys, Canadian Tire money, cash or gift cards at any Canadian Tire location in Halton Region or any Halton Regional Police Station between Wednesday, November 15 and Sunday, December 10th, 2017.
For a list of gift ideas for children/teens aged 10-16, click here.
For more information, contact Cst. Steve Elms at 905-825-4747 Ext. 4TOT (4868).
Information can also be obtained via e-mail to: ToysforTots@haltonpolice.ca.
Toys for Tots wishes to thank the following organizations for supporting the campaign: