Toy House campaign collecting gifts for Christmas Amalgamated

By Jill Sperling
November 27, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: November 27, 2017 - 5:28pm

KAMLOOPS — The annual Toy House campaign for Christmas Amalgamated kicked off Monday morning, as RONA and B100 distributed collection boxes around the city. 

The toy houses will be filled with gifts for children and families in need. 

People donate new, unwrapped toys which will later be given to Christmas Amalgamated. 

"It's for the little kids, we see that a lot, but the teenagers are always the toughest group to buy for," said B100 morning show co-host Rich Woods. "So, you know, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, stuff like that, earbuds are great for the teenagers, but that's always the toughest group, but we will accept toys, gifts for kids of all ages." 

The toys donated this season will be saved for next year. 

Sally Whitson with Christmas Amalgamated says donations were down last year, but she's hopeful this year's campaign will keep the shelves stocked through the next holiday season. 

"There's no way we would have enough toys for the families if we didn't have the toy houses," Whitson said. "The things that are in the toy houses are so assorted, and all different ages, boys, girls, big stuff, little stuff,  they all come in the toy houses and it makes a huge difference."

The toy houses are located at the Aberdeen Canadian Tire, Aberdeen Mall, Sahali Mall, Save on Foods in Sahali, Kamloops Ford Lincoln, and Northills Mall. 

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