Toy Drive 2020
Christmas can be a difficult time for families in need. This year has proven to be even more challenging due to the pandemic. The travel restrictions and limits to social gatherings have added extra stress for everyone. Through our partnership with the local Tim Horton’s and their Smile Cookie Campaign, the Miramichi Kinsmen Toy Drive aims to ensure that every child has a present to open at Christmas time.
Despite the pandemic, the Smile Cookie campaign raised over $24,000 this year! Normally, Kinsmen members and their families perform the shopping at local stores. To respect covid-19 guidelines and still ensure the shopping was completed efficiently, we reached out to the local Walmart for their assistance with the shopping and they went above and beyond! Toys were purchased for approximately 200 children from the Miramichi Region.
The Kinsmen Club of Miramichi would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work to make this project a success, especially the staff at Walmart Miramichi. If not for the over whelming community support of the Smile Cookie Campaign, this project would not be possible! Merry Christmas!