Community Toy Drive

This past month has been a challenging time both emotionally and financially for those affected by the school closures. For many families with children this has put added pressure leading up to the holidays.

Please consider donating a toy(s) that will go directly to families in our community this holiday season. If you are unable to donate a toy, cash donations can also be made online through Art For Everyone Foundation and we will find some great items at local merchants.

Donations can be dropped off at McTavish Academy Of Art:
1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich BC
Drop off available anytime
November 20th – December 12th

OR at Pacifica Real Estate Office
Mon-Fri 9:30am – 4pm
2444 Bevan Ave, Sidney BC
(Between Fourth and Third)

Online Donation Button

How will the toys reach children in the community?

On Dec 13th-15th we will be setting up Santa’s workshop with a team of Elves (aka amazing volunteers) at McTavish Academy Of Art. Come on by anytime in the following hours. We welcome you to join us in selecting a toy for a family/child in your life, related or someone you know it would benefit at this time. There will be a creative wrapping station where you can make your own wrapping paper, gift tags and cards. Please bring one non-perishable food item in exchange for a toy. All food items will be donated to the local food bank.
Friday, 13th 3pm-7pm
Saturday, 14th 10am-1pm
Sunday, 15th 10am-1pm

What kind of toy should I donate?

We encourage donation of toys for ages 1-16. These could include but are not limited to sporting equipment, books, backpacks, arts and crafts, board games and instruments. Toys that facilitate wonder, creativity and exploration. Please consider packaging when selecting a toy(s) to help reduce waste and supporting local merchants. We also encourage toys that are hand made and/or in excellent used condition. Thank you!

Thank you to the community partners who are making this possible: