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Kelowna RCMP collecting toys for Salvation Army using drive-thru

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November 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

The Kelowna RCMP and Salvation Army are collecting toys to help families in need today.

The RCMP and Salvation Army are collecting new, unwrapped toys to help families today, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the RCMP's Facebook page.

Donations can be dropped off via drive-thru at Toys 'R' Us Kelowna or the Kelowna RCMP Detachment.

Foodbank Christmas hamper campaigns in the region and Salvation Army toy campaigns are ongoing for the Christmas season.

READ MORE: How you can help a family this Christmas in Kamloops, Okanagan

“We have had several hundred families already registered," said Kelowna Salvation Army executive director Darryl Burry, in a previous interview with iNFOnews. And the non-profit is expecting the high demand for food and toys will continue throughout the season.

The Salvation Army is currently conducting a reduced Christmas kettle campaign which has been reduced from 19 locations to 11 this year at stores around the city. The Christmas kettle campaign is also ongoing throughout the region.

“We do need the community support to raise those funds,” Burry said, adding the non-profit has seen a 61 per cent increase of use from families during the pandemic accessing the non-profit’s services.

“It’s been a very heavy load for the past number of months,” he said, adding that fundraising and toy drive events couldn’t be held this year due to the pandemic.



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