Thursday, December 25, 2008

Astral/London Creates 10,000 Smiles

Christmas came early in London and the gift was a community full of giant hearts.

Astral Media London and Canadian Tire's Annual Toys for Tots campaign brought in over 10,000 toys plus an additional $10,000 cash. Toys, food and clothes have been donated to help ensure that every child in the London area experiences the warmth, magic and spirit of giving this holiday season.

Cluster Operations Manager Barry Smith was blown away by the generosity of the community and after loading another huge truck with toys stated,
“the list of all who have donated is longer than Santa’s. Thanks to everyone for their Christmas spirit…there are just too many of you to thank personally. You are all on Santa’s nice list this year.”

Combined efforts from local military reservists who volunteered their time allowed Toys for Tots to help more than 2,000 families!

Agencies benefited include: Big Sisters, N'Amerind Friendship Centre, United Way, Youth Action Centre, Merrymount, Teen Challenge Farm, Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, Middlesex London Health Unit, Boys and Girls Club, Pathways, Community Outreach, Children's Aid, London Abused Women's Centre and Single Women In Motherhood.

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