Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond and SOS executive director Susanna Newton take part in a promotional video for the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive, compliments of Peter McCully, publisher at the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. This year Tigh-Na-Mara will host a modified version of the Toy Drive, with three ways for the public to take part and help make Christmas brighter for local residents in need. All donations will benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program, providing gifts for local children and youth, as well as grocery store gift cards for low income families and individuals. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond and SOS executive director Susanna Newton take part in a promotional video for the Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive, compliments of Peter McCully, publisher at the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. This year Tigh-Na-Mara will host a modified version of the Toy Drive, with three ways for the public to take part and help make Christmas brighter for local residents in need. All donations will benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program, providing gifts for local children and youth, as well as grocery store gift cards for low income families and individuals. (Lissa Alexander photo)

Toy time: 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive gets underway in Parksville on Nov. 1

All donations benefit SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program

It’s almost toy drive time once again.

The 2021 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive gets underway on Nov. 1. This year, the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort will host a modified version of its annual Toy Drive, with three ways for the public to take part and help make Christmas brighter for local residents in need. All donations will benefit the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas program, providing gifts for local children and youth, as well as grocery store gift cards for low income families and individuals.

TOY DRIVE BREAKFAST

Nov. 1-23

7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday to Friday

Bring in a new unwrapped toy, gift card or cash donation during the Toy Drive Breakfast period, and receive a complimentary traditional breakfast of two eggs, bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast. Or purchase a traditional breakfast during this period and Tigh-Na-Mara will donate $10 from every breakfast sold to the SOS for their Caring for Community at Christmas Campaign.

TOY DRIVE DRIVE THROUGH

Wednesday, Nov. 24

7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Come by the ‘Big Tent’ in the front parking lot, drop off a new unwrapped toy, gift card or cash donation and be a part of the community’s morning of giving. Coffee and a pastry to go free courtesy the Tigh-Na-Mara.

All donations also go to the SOS Caring for Community at Christmas campaign.

Also welcome are any donations of cash or non-perishable food items that will be delivered to the local Salvation Army Food Bank.

Last year, in terms of donations from the breakfast promotion, organizers collected $2,385 in gift cards and $8,572 in cash/cheques. Tigh-Na-Mara sold 270 traditional breakfasts, so their $10 donation from each was $2,700, for a total of $13,657.

Tigh-Na-Mara also started an employee donation program, where staff could donate to a bike fund, the result was 16 bikes for a total of 1,224 toys and 16 bikes.

READ MORE: 2020 Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive in Parksville a rousing success

— NEWS Staff

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