‘Tis the season of giving, and Toys R Us in Red Deer is doing just that.
The local store participated in The Salvation Army’s annual toy drive and donated about 3,983 toys.
Each year, The Salvation Army’s toy drives provide children in need with a toy for Christmas.
“We believe play is a right for children, so it’s incredibly rewarding for us to be able to make this donation and spread the joy of play this Christmas,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, president of Toys R Us Canada.
“We commend The Salvation Army for its efforts to support children and families in need and are proud to align ourselves with its toy drive initiative.”
The Toys R Us Canada donation consists of more than 600,000 unwrapped toys that were distributed to Salvation Army community centres across all Canadian provinces, including Alberta.
“The Salvation Army couldn’t extend its reach as far without the support of community allies like Toys R Us Canada,” comments Lt.-Col. John Murray, secretary for communications for The Salvation Army.
“This donation helps us put a toy under the Christmas tree for thousands of children across the country, and we’re truly grateful for that.”