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Time for Penticton’s Toys for Tots to Teens Dec. 9

Unfortunately, not every child in Penticton will have a toy or gift this Christmas. That’s why Penticton Provides, a student-led Christmas campaign is hosting its annual Toys for Tots to Teens drive thru at Penticton Secondary on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Every year, students from both Princess Margaret and Pen Hi get together for 10,000 Tonight food drive in November and the Toys for Tots and Teens in December.

Bring an unwrapped gift to the Pen Hi parking lot from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

If you are out shopping this weekend, volunteers at Penticton Provides encourage you to purchase an extra gift for a child from 0-18 to donate to the Toys for Tots to Teens campaign and help them reach their goal of 1,000 gifts. Your contributions will help to make this Christmas a special one for so many children in our community.

Bring your new, unwrapped present to the Drive Thru on Thursday or drop it in one of the donation bins around the city.

Financial donations are also being accepted at Leadership students at Pen High will then do the shopping for you. All donations over $50 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Students are hoping their Toys for Tots and Teens event will go as well as the food drive last month.

Penticton Provides 10,000 Tonight food drive smashed its goal, collecting 13,325 food items for local food banks. The food drive is once again student-led and included students picking up food donations from people’s driveways on Nov. 25.

If you can’t make the Toys for Tots and Teens drive thru event Dec. 8, here are donation locations:

All Penticton public schools, Canadian Tire, Cannery Brewing, Castanet, IGA, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Superstore, Walmart.

If you are able to donate a new, unwrapped gift this year, here are some ideas for teens that should make your shopping a little easier.

READ MORE: Pentiton Provides exceeds goals in 2020

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