‘Toy Mountain’ among charity drives in Surrey this week

SURREY — ‘Tis the season for toy drives, with a pair of events happening in Surrey this week.

The eighth annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive is on now, with a “Grand Toy Count” planned for Surrey’s India Banquet Hall on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 13030 76th Ave.

The toys will be distributed to a number of agencies, including NightShift Ministries, Key Solutions in Whalley, Canuck Place and others.

The Ghirra family operates Riverside Banquet Halls, and the annual toy drive remembers the company’s Victor Rajbai Ghirra, who died in 2007. For event details, visit Victorghirra.com.

Later in the week, the region’s Toy Mountain initiative comes to Guildford Town Centre on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 11 and 12), with the backing of CTV News Vancouver and local Bell Media radio stations.

The annual holiday campaign collects thousands of toys in support of The Salvation Army, for distribution to families in need across the region. Last year, more than $26,000 was raised and more than 15,000 toys collected.

Over the two days of Toy Mountain broadcasts, viewers and listeners are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys or cash donations at the big mall in Surrey.

New this year, supporters are encouraged to get the word out using the hashtag #ToyMountainYVR to challenge friends, family and co-workers to meet or beat their donation and help Toy Mountain reach new heights.

The event is presented by Alpine Credits and King of Floors.

Donation drop-off locations (active until Dec. 8) include King of Floors, at 15350 56th Ave., Surrey, and participating Bell stores in the region.

Toy Mountain details are posted at BC.ctvnews.ca/toy-mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

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