Chamber members donate toys to Iota Phi

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.

Gifts began to pile up under the tree

Christy Kelly brought several gifts


Lorne Lazenby of 7Acres brought a few items but was partial to this one









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:

Port Elgin
Saugeen Shores Police Station
Port Elgin Legion, Walmart, Giant Tiger, 98 the Beach, the Mink, Fitness Corner,
Lakeshore Recreation Canadian Tire Independent Grocers


Southampton Home-Hardware
Post Office

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.