Peninsula Santa’s Helpers still need your help

Local charity accepting donations for kids in need this Christmas

North Saanich resident Carol Quartermain carried in a giant Teddy bear and a collection of books to the Peninsula News Review office.

They are donations to the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers, who are once again actively collecting toys for children in need at Christmas. And once again, the PNR is lending a hand, donating the money raised in our annual Coins for Kids campaign.

The News Review and community partners like the Panorama Recreation Centre, are teaming up once again to collect your spare change, year-long coin collections and even paper money, to raise funds to help buy gifts for children in need this holiday season.

Each year, the Coins for Kids campaign has helped the News Review and its community partners to buy presents for between 300 and 400 children. We hope that this season will no different and, like in years past, people already have their cans, jars and bags of coins ready to drop off, helping us help others.

Watch for the Coins for Kids drop boxes at the News Review office on Second Street in Sidney, and at other locations throughout the Saanich Peninsula.

The Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney Lions Food Bank and The Kiwanis Club of Sidney will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for ages six months to 16 years, as well as gift certificates and monetary donations.

Gifts can be dropped off between now and December 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre, SHOAL Centre, Buddies Toys, Van Isle Marina, Coast Capital Savings and Bubba Loo Children’s Boutique.

There are coin boxes at: Van Isle Marina, the SHOAL Centre, Panorama, Melinda’s Biscotti, Sidney Bakery, ANAVETS, BC Liquor Stores, Travelodge, Charles Dickens Liquor Store, Beacon Landing Liquor Store, Home Hardware, Capital Iron, Coast Capital Savings, the News Review office and Mary Winspear Centre.

For information about collecting toys, volunteering with Peninsula Santa’s Helpers, or making a corporate or personal donation, please contact Carey Salvador at 250-656-0275.

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