Salvation Army Toy Drive receives over three pallets of toys

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army Toy Drive saw great success this past weekend with the community dona…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army Toy Drive saw great success this past weekend with the community donating over three pallets of toys.

Jared Braun, with the Fort St. John Salvation Army, says that his shelves are now well-stocked.

“We have a designated toy room where we build the hampers from and we’re looking forward to our volunteers being able to start working on the gift hampers this coming weekend,” Braun said.

Sarah Byford was able to raise $300 at the drive by selling “feel-good candy bags”.  She then used that money to buy toys to donate to the drive.

“It’s so inspiring just to see her enthusiasm and as well her mom, you know, I really admired the togetherness of that family,” said Braun.

Sarah isn’t the only youth in the community looking to help those in need.

Students at Alwin Holland Elementary held a candy cane gram sale and raised $525, which they then donated to the Salvation Army.

“I think really encouraging to know that these are the folks who will be leading as our years go on, and gives us hope for that future when you got people that are thinking about how they can give back, even when they themselves may not have a lot,” Braun said.

“Their creativity and their energy behind things makes a difference in our community as well and inspires the rest of us,” Braun concluded.

 

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