Collecting toys for children

The annual Toys for Joys Christmas toy collection came with Santa and a pancake breakfast this year.

  • Dec. 2, 2015 12:00 p.m.
L-R: Ritsuka Haraikawa

L-R: Ritsuka Haraikawa

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society’s annual Toys for Joys collection had added treats this year. It was hosted by Grand Central Station on Sunday morning and for the donation of a toy, the donors received a pancake breakfast and the joy of talking to Santa.

This year the event collected 63 donated toys and $327.55 in cash donations. In turn, they served 57 breakfasts.

E Fry manager Yoriko Susanj reported that as of Nov. 27, her agency has 74 applications for children’s toys. She said they will be taking applications for toys until Friday, Dec. 11, and donations of toys or money until Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Jess Turnbull (GM), Brittany Giesbrecht (cook) and Wyatt Wilder (dish washer) of the Central; Shauna Bolton, Sherry Anderson, Ritsuka Haraikawa from SCE. Fry Society all volunteered their time to cook and serve breakfast.