New Toys bring smiles
Donations to the Y Women’s Emergency Shelter’s Empty Toy Box project will be accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Toys collected will be given to children living in the shelter for birthdays and other special days.
The shelter provides these to mothers staying there because often, they are not in a position to purchase gifts.
“Basically, the idea is that every time a child comes to the house [shelter], we try to put together something special for them,” said Jes Stanko, family-support worker at the shelter.
“We try to make it special for the kids because often they’re leaving situations that are out of their control, and they have to leave their toys behind.
“We usually rely a lot on Christmas donations — but, what we get at Christmas goes out at Christmas.”
A list of participating businesses is online at kamloopsy.org.