L’Actuel toy drive – Help Santa Claus this Christmas
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In our over-abundant world, it's hard to believe that some spots under the tree will be bare on Christmas morning. In order to avoid this disappointment for young people in our region, the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel invites residents to add one gift (or more) to their list for Santa Claus.
“The distribution of new toys to families in need is a tradition at L'Actuel,” said Stéphanie Aubert, head of Individual Services. “Employees, volunteers and donors are proud to participate. There is an aura of magic and emotion around this activity.”
Citizens and businesses of Vaudreuil-Soulanges are invited to help Santa Claus by buying new toys to contribute to the distribution of toys by L'Actuel. The children who will receive the gifts are between 0 and 18 years of age but the demand is greater for children from 2 to 5 years old as well as for teenagers from 12 to 18 years old.
Important: no wrapping
“Previously, donors or volunteers wrapped gifts. This year, we are completely changing our way of doing things in order to be greener, but also to allow parents to choose a gift adapted to their child's tastes,” added Aubert.
Families will be able to choose a new gift for each child. In addition, a great selection of games and used toys will also be offered to parents. As always L'Actuel can, again this year, count on the generosity of students from the region who want to help by offering games or toys they no longer use.
To participate in the distribution of gifts for the children of L'Actuel, donors are invited to bring games and new toys directly to the organization at 88 Adèle Street in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. before December 2.