One-year-old Noelle Ndagire had a chance to meet Santa personally last year at the annual Toys for Tots to Teens breakfast. Stockings are now being distibuted to local businesses in support of this year’s event on Dec. 1.                                Western News file photo

One-year-old Noelle Ndagire had a chance to meet Santa personally last year at the annual Toys for Tots to Teens breakfast. Stockings are now being distibuted to local businesses in support of this year’s event on Dec. 1. Western News file photo

Fill a Stocking campaign underway for Toys for Tots to Teens

Stockings are being distrubuted to Penticton businesses

Armed with their (empty for now) colourful red and white hoisery, members of the Operation Stocking squad are on the march to city businesses.

The LocoLanding Fill a Stocking campaign in support of this year’s Toys for Tots to Teens event is now in full swing.

Companies are being encouraged to decorate a stocking with their logo and business names.

Organizers are also hoping that along with the stockings, which will be displayed on a donor recognition wall at Cascades Casino, businesses will include an unwrapped toy.

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The stockings will be collected along with the gifts for children ages 1-17 on Dec. 1, at the Toys for Tots to Teens toy drop at Cascades Casinos from 7 to 9 a.m. or at Canadian Tire from 2 to 6 p.m.

“Our business community has always been tremendous, rallying when there is a need, and now we have over 1,500 children in need of gifts this Christmas,” said LocoLanding owner Diana Stirling in a press release. “We appreciate every organization that can help.”

Businesses interested in participating in the Fill a Stocking campaign can call 250-487-9186 or message the Toys for Tots to Teens Facebook page.