Toy Drive Donations Needed

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Our blue barrel in the front lobby is currently looking quite empty. Bring in new, unwrapped toys or money to donate to the Kinsmen Toy Drive and help make a local child’s Christmas a happy one. The greatest area of need is currently for boys and girls toys for children aged 0-6, according to the Kinsmen’s website.

Here are some ideas of what you could bring in for those age groups:

Puzzles or easy board games like Candy Land, Snakes and Ladders or Hungry Hippos

Stuffed animals

Books (board books, lift-the-flap books, picture books, alphabet books)

Toy cars or trains

Modeling clay like Play-Doh


Duplo or Mega Bloks

Colouring books and crayons

Bath toys

Pull-along toys

Stacking toys (blocks, stacking rings, stacking cups, shape sorters)

Dress up toys (costumes, hats, tool belts)


Musical instruments (tambourines, shakers, xylophones)

The holidays are a time to share the spirit of giving and to think of others.  A small donation can make a huge difference to a child who might otherwise not have toys to open Christmas morning.