On Tuesday, December 6, The Salvation Army's toy warehouse was filled with laughter and good cheer from 60 volunteers from CIR Realty to help sort and pack toys donated to the Toy Angels campaign. The toys will be given to families in need to make sure there’s a toy under the tree on Christmas morning.
CIR Realty is a new partner to Toy Angels this year, and have sprung into action by collecting new, unwrapped toys at their offices and their open houses. Their help could not have come at a better time, as more toy donations are needed to simply meet the increased demand the campaign has experienced this year.
“The people from CIR Realty have done so much for this campaign,” says Lt. Colonel Larry Martin, Area Director for Public Relations and Development with The Salvation Army. “They’ve really become a part of the Toy Angel family, and we are very grateful.”
The extra help is certainly needed, as only about half of the toy hampers have been completed so far. Demand is so high that some toy deliveries had to be pushed back to wait for more toys to come in.
“We are confident that more donations will arrive soon so we can make sure all the toy requests can be met. Calgarians are always very generous,” says Lt. Colonel Martin.
There is still time to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Toy Angels campaign, which runs until December 23. Toys for infants, children 6-9, and games and puzzles for all ages are in high-demand. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at these convenient locations.
Thank you to everyone at CIR Realty for being a part of the Toy Angels campaign, and for helping us Give Hope Today.