Release Date: February 8th, 2019 - 3:15pm
Originator: Constable, Ryan Smith, 20 Division, 905 825 4777
Contact: Constable, Ryan Smith, 20 Division, 905 825 4777
Location: Halton Region
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In 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service's Toys for Tots campaign and the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation’s Miracle on Main initiative combined forces with the goal of assisting more families and children during the holiday season than ever before. As a result of this combined effort, nearly $700,000 in toys, cash and gift cards were collected and donated back to the community. In addition, $30,000 was donated to various elementary schools in support of initiatives such as mental health, literacy, inclusive classrooms, coding, art workshops, classroom technology and breakfast programs.
Officers, civilians, auxiliary officers and members of the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation donated their time and effort by collecting, packing and delivering toys to families in need. The Halton Regional Police Service and Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation look to continue this amazing partnership with the goal of continuing to grow the initiative in years to come.
The Halton Regional Police Service and Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation knew that if they were able to work collaboratively towards one common goal, then there was no limit to the positive impact they would have on the community.
Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation President Tiger Jeet Singh Jr. stated, “Sickness and poverty do not discriminate; neither should the spirit of giving. This has always been our foundation’s message, therefore as you can appreciate I’m so humbled in forming this amazing alliance with HRPS, because as a tag-team we’ll now be able to share this message with more families than ever before.”
The toys collected were donated to families in need of support within the Region of Halton as well as several community organizations including the local Salvation Army chapters, Halton Women's Place, SickKids and McMaster Children's Hospital. Highlights of this year's campaign included a Region-wide Cram-a-Cruiser event and the annual Miracle on Main celebration that took place on December 11, 2018 in Milton.
Halton Regional Police Service Chief Stephen Tanner stated, “Halton residents, business partners and community organizations once again showed their generous spirit of giving during the holiday season which had a direct impact on this year’s overall success.”
Video link: https://youtu.be/xY9JKKXDa9Y