Help kids in Penticton, Princeton after another tough year

Help now more than ever

The Christmas giving season in Penticton continues this week with the annual Toys for Tots to Teens drive, with an extra community to help this year following unprecedented floods.

Penticton Provides, the organization behind the drive, has reached out to Princeton Secondary School to identify the needs of that community, which has continues to recover from heavy water damage.

A portion of donations will go towards children in that community, as well as the usual donations going to kids and teens in the Penticton area to ensure every child has gifts under the Christmas tree this year.

On Dec. 9, drop by Penticton Secondary School between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. with a new, unwrapped toy and get breakfast, a beverage and chocolate treats. The goal is collect 1,000 toys and $20,000.

If you can't make breakfast, donations can still be dropped off that entire day. Alternatively, pick up a stocking to fill with donations from Castanet on Main Street and arrange for one of the Castanet team members can pick it up for you once it's full. Call 250-460-0121 to schedule Jasmine, Elin or Andrea to come by.

All financial donations will be used to fill any community organization requests for gifts and necessities for kids.

Learn more about Penticton Provides, and see some ideas for gifts for kids of all ages 0-18, on their Facebook page here.

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