A spokesperson said, “From now until Monday, 4 December, those who are able to help can donate new toys for children [up to the age of 12], gift cards for teenagers and vouchers for parents to use on clothing, groceries or utilities. Donations can be dropped off at a number of convenient locations across the island:
- Butterfield’s Banking Centres: Front Street, St George’s and Somerset
- Annex Toys at Phoenix
- Arnold’s Discount Warehouse
- People’s Pharmacy
- PriceRite stores in Mill’s Creek and in Warwick
“Donations must be unwrapped so the CPC can make sure the right gift goes to the right family member.
“These donations will help to alleviate stress for many families who are facing hardships during the festive season and provide them with some much-needed support. Following the drive’s completion, the charity will distribute the items to families on 10 December.”
Shawnette Griffin, Butterfield’s Head of Retail Banking and Operations in Bermuda, said: “Butterfield is proud to be supporting Toys for Tots this year and to help the Coalition for the Protection of Children in their mission to spread goodwill during the season of giving. This is a wonderful way for our community to support one another and we encourage all those who can to make a donation. We look forward to seeing the collection boxes in each of our Banking Centres fill up.”
Kelly Hunt, Executive Director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, said: “We are both excited and grateful to welcome Butterfield on board as our Community Sponsor. The holidays can be an incredibly challenging time for families who are struggling to make ends meet. Toys for Tots aims to bring some extra joy and holiday spirit to support our families in need.
“We see first-hand how much of a difference these gifts can make and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the generous support of those involved and, of course, the incredible generosity of the public. Our goal this year is to achieve a new record of 2,500 donated items so we ask you to give generously once again and make sure no child has to go without this season.”
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