Each year, organizations try to give Santa a helping hand to ensure that children everywhere in the community wake up to a Christmas morning filled with delight at opening a present or two.
The Chamber of Commerce at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, December 6th, asked members to bring in unwrapped new toys for pick-up by Iota Phi.
Iota Phi, a Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is an International non-profit women’s organization. There are 11 women in the local Chapter, serving the Saugeen Shores Community, who run the annual Toy Drive.
The organization places boxes in various stores/locations throughout the Saugeen Shores to gather toys.
This year, there are 13 locations:
Last year, Iota Phi was able to make Christmas a little brighter for 103 Children.
This year, there are 118 children, registered and there most likely will be a few more.
“We can’t thank the community enough for its continuous support in the past and, hopefully, in the future. We are so fortunate to live in a very caring and generous community,” says Angela Hupalo.