THE LEASIDE TOY DRIVE
We need your help!
The Leaside Toy Drive community initiative is in its 17th year. With the goal of providing a Christmas gift for each child in primary schools in selected Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park neighborhoods of Toronto. Last year that was over 4000 toys!
We are thrilled to announce that we had exceeded our targeted fundraising goal of $20,000 for 2019. Due to everyones amazing donations, we were able to fulfill our mission and make sure each child received a toy.
We could not have achieved this level of success without our amazing sponsors and donators. There was also a special Santa deliver from Spin Master, who generously donated $5000 in toys!!!
Thank you to everyone who ensured no child in the four schools went without a toy last Christmas. All the toys were personally delivered to the participating schools. School Principals and teachers then arranged assemblies and holiday festivities to distribute the toys to each child.
For the 2020 season the Leaside Toy Drive has set a goal of providing $15,000 in toys to 4 primary schools in the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park neighborhoods. Enrollment is up and due to the impact of covid, many children are stuck inside with not much to do. Therefore, we are going to need a lot more toys and your help; every donation makes a difference and helps bring a smile to a child’s face.
Things are going to be a little different this year, as we won’t be able to host the annual Guys Night Out fundraiser.
Like everyone else, we are pivoting and are pleased to present our own virtual show, ‘Guy’s and Gal’s Night In: A Laugh and a Half in Pandemic Captivity’ – a night of Adult humour that can be enjoyed alone or shared by couples who simply cannot get enough time together…lol!
Please join us as we team-up with the Nowhere Comedy Club to deliver an entertaining evening of Stand Up comedy on Thursday, December 3rd from 8 – 9:30PM. As always, the Leaside Toy Drive event will include a free draw and items to be auctioned!
Thank you for being a part of the Leaside Toy Drive fundraising journey
MAKE A DONATION
Every little bit helps! Please consider making a donation to our gofundme page to help The Leaside Toy Drive with fundraising. 100% of proceeds go to purchasing gift for the schools.
BECOME A SPONSORING
Every year, many gracious local businesses and individuals donate products and services for the live, silent and online auction. These donations are integral in our fundraising process and so appreciated.
Thank you to ALL our generous 2019 sponsors
THE LEASIDE TOY DRIVE VIDEOS
WHAT DRIVES US
Providing a Christmas gift for each child in primary schools in selected Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park neighborhoods of Toronto
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It takes a village to pull this fundraising off. Let us know if you would like to help out (we can use it!)
Virtual Comedy night
The Leaside Toy Drive and Lexus on the Park will be hosting a ‘Guy’s and Gal’s Night In: A Laugh and a Half in Pandemic Captivity’, a virtual comedy show. The show will be taking place on Thursday, December 3rd from 8 – 9:30PM.