More than 12,000 toys and $70,500 in cash was donated at Guildford Town Centre on Thursday and Friday, creating a true mountain of toys around the mall’s Christmas tree.
Salvation Army BC will distribute the gifts to needy families just in time for Christmas morning, as part of the annual Toy Mountain initiative, backed by Bell Media partners.
It was the best Toy Mountain on record, according to event planners.
Almost one in five children in British Columbia live in poverty, many of them have at least one working parent, said the Salvation Army.
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Toy Mountain was started in 21 years ago. Last year, over $65,000 was raised, and 7,300 toys collected with an approximate value of $350,000.
Donations can be made online through fillthekettle.com or through one the iconic red kettles that will be in communities until Dec. 24.