The holidays are upon us and Henley Honda is getting into the spirit of the season with our annual commitment to the community! This year, we are proud to announce that we are partnering with CP24 and Honda Canada in the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish program as a drop-off point for toy donations over the holidays.
What is the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Program?
The CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish program is one of the largest distributors of toys to children in need in the community. With a focus on creating a magical holiday experience for hundreds of thousands of children, the program also provides financial assistance to hundreds of community agencies.
Last year, through generous donations from community members and corporations, the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish program assisted approximately 300,000 people in need with toys and financial support. We are thrilled to be a part of the efforts this year — let’s blow last year’s record out of the water!
How you can help over the Holiday Season
As we mentioned above, Henley Honda is drop-off location, accepting all donations big and small for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish program. Even the smallest donation makes a difference!
All financial donations of $20 or more are eligible for an income tax receipt, and must include the name and mailing address of the person who is to receive the receipt.
We are also accepting new, unwrapped toys and gifts to give a child a memorable holiday.
Some gift tips for age groups that are often difficult to buy for:
Infants & Babies
- Make sure the toy is age appropriate by the manufacturer’s age rating (0 – 6 months) and (3 months+) are in highest demand:
- No ‘button’ eyes or noses – features must be soft and sewn on securely
- Package should say ‘Infant Friendly’ or ‘Baby’s First’, ‘Infantino’, etc.
- Developmental toys (Fisher Price, Baby Einstein, Playskool, Leap Frog Baby)
- No small parts
Children Ages 10 to 18 Years Old
- Gift cards in the $25-$30 value range would be best (Hudson’s Bay, Wal-Mart, HMV, Cineplex, Gap, Stitches, Chapters, Coles, Old Navy, Garage, Blue Notes, La Senza, etc.)
- Electronic games, age-appropriate board
- Sports equipment (soccer, basketball, football, hockey, skateboards, scooters, etc.)
- Roller blades, ice skates, snow boards
- Bicycle helmets
- Cosmetics (age appropriate: 16 – 18 years old)
- Personal care and grooming gift packs
- Hair products and accessories (curling irons, blow dryers, shavers, beard groomers, etc.)
- Diaries, journals
- Creative and craft supplies
- Purses, knapsacks/backpacks
As a thank you for your kindness and generosity, each donation with receive a ballot to win a 2017 Honda Civic EX!
Thank you in advance for helping us give back this holiday season!