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A Christmas  for Every Child

Teddy Bear Toss

The Nanaimo Clippers home game for the Teddy Bear toss is at Frank Crane Arena, was Friday, December 8th, 2017 against Powell River.  They collected almost 400 stuffed animals that were picked up by The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. This is almost half the stuffies that are given out.

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive 35th Season, 2017

At the Franklyn Street Gym

The Toy drive kicks off their 35th season at Woodgrove Centre on November 16th, 2017. We will be providing gifts, books and games to over 1400 children this year. Once again we ask Nanaimo to help bring a little happiness to children from newborn to age 16.

This year the Distribution has moved to the Franklyn Street Gym, located at 421 Franklyn Street. The distribution will be on Monday December 18 and Tuesday December 19, 2017

The Toy Drive works with many organizations and businesses to make this happen but we depend on the generosity of the people in Nanaimo to make donations of new, unwrapped toys at one of the many drop off location in the city.



2017 Toy Drive Events

Save-On-Foods will be starting their campaign for collecting toys for The Great Nanaimo Toy drive in November. Be sure to watch for in store flyers and announcements on this page.

Cub Scouts Make Amazing Gift

Harris Wilson and Ottis Hopkins of the 1st Neck Point scouting group wanted to help with The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. They decided to try to collect pyjamas for kids and challenged the various area cub scouts to try to collect 140 pairs of pyjamas.

Congratulations to these two young men for succeeding in their goal as seen in the photo.

An inspiration to us all.

The Woodgrove Centre has been a major sponsor for many years. Be sure to pick up a toy and drop it off in the giant toy box at located next to Tim Hortons.

Brown’s Social House is hosting a pyjama night on December  3rd this year. They are offering a 50% discount on food costs if you donate a pair of pyjamas for a child 0 - 16 years of age. This is a pair of pyjamas or onesies per person getting the discount. Come on out and have a great meal and a great time.