Monday, January 4, 2016 3:30 pm ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police 2015 Toys for Tots campaign is celebrating its most successful year collecting $345,486.93 in toys, gift cards, books, cash and food. The donations benefited over 4200 families throughout the Halton Region over the Christmas season. This amazing success is due to the overwhelming generosity of our residents, businesses, schools and sports teams who make up our compassionate communities, thank you.
Halton Regional Police are grateful for the support of the following community partners:
Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association (BLOMHA) who raised more than $48,000. A Big thank you to parent Rep Shari Carruthers for spearheading this massive collection.
A $100,000 anonymous donation of toys from a local corporation.
ASL Distribution for a $10,000 donation of Lego.
Other community partners who made significant contributions included the Halton Catholic and Halton District elementary schools, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, Budds, St Mildreds-Lightborn School, Rotherglen School, Oakville Christian Academy, TD/Canada Trust, Longo’s Fruit Market, Sobeys, Great Canadian Superstore, Mandarin Restaurant, Halton Honda, Shakers Smokehouse, East sides Auto Group and the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation.
In 2015, Civilian and Uniform members of the Halton Regional Police Service graciously contributed their own time and personal funds to assist in the campaign again. Members collected over $40,000 in cash and toys at Canadian Tire locations and donated over $5800 through individual fundraisers and the uniform platoon challenge.
Police Chief Stephen Tanner remarked “Through the Toys for Tots program, the Halton Regional Police Service worked in partnership with the communities we serve to deliver a message of hope for young people during the holiday season. Toys for Tots’ continued success would not be possible if not for the compassion, dedication and commitment of our community, partners and our employees. On behalf of myself, the Deputy Chiefs, senior leadership team and all the Halton Regional Police Service members, thank you”.
Budd’s, Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association, Canadian Tire, East sides Auto Group, Great Canadian Superstore, Halton Honda, Halton Regional Police, Longo’s Fruit Market, Mandarin Restaurant, Oakville Christian Academy, Police Chief Stephen Tanner, Rotherglen School, Shakers Smokehouse, Shari Carruthers, Sobeys, St Mildreds-Lightborn School, TD/Canada Trust, Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation, Tim Hortons