Urgent need of toys for Sun Youth
On this Friday, December 21st, the Christmas Basket distribution continues at Sun Youth. As usual the organization will be able to count on the support of volunteer groups, including representatives of the Montreal Gazette (9 am to 12 pm), Liberal MNA for Westmount–Saint-Louis Jennifer Maccarone along with her whole team, and volunteers from the Canadian National (CN) (1 pm to 4 pm). They will be joined by people from the LLC School (9 am to 4 pm) and from Insight (1 pm to 4 pm). Sun Youth will also have the pleasure of welcoming Health Minister Dominique McCann who, from 11 am to noon, will support the organization’s troops in the distribution of Christmas baskets and toys. Also in the morning Sun Youth will welcome some 20 volunteers from Damotechat its Ville St-Laurent warehouse (9 am to 12 pm). Additionally, the Montreal Parking Agents will once again be present to make home deliveries of the food hampers for those who might have difficulty carrying them home.
In addition to distributing food hampers to thousands of underprivileged families, Sun Youth also provides children (12 years old and under) whose families are registered for a basket a brand new toys that they can put under the tree. In all, some 5,000 new toys are donated each year. Currently, the organization is approaching a shortage of toys for boys and girls aged 0 to 2 and for those aged 11 and 12. The organization is therefore making an urgent appeal to the public and businessesthat would like to support Sun Youth to donate new toys, especially for targeted age groups (0 to 2 years old and 11-12 years old). Donations can be made directly to the Sun Youth Service Center (6700 Parc Avenue, suite 100 – Montreal, QC H2V 4H9) by December 23rd from 8am to 6pm. Donations must be dropped-off at the back of the building at the loading dock, accessible via Hutchison Street then St-Zotique.