Humber partners with Toronto Police for annual #Santa9114Kids toy drive

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Life

Hussain Jawad
Life Reporter

Humber College held one of its annual holiday toy drives, this one called #Santa9114Kids. It was located on both campuses.

The toy drive helps families who are in need or kids who are in the hospital. #Santa9114Kids collect donated toys all throughout the GTA.

The Department of Public Safety has partnered with the Toronto Police in order to reach out to those who are willing to give away their toys for other kids who are in more need of them.

Olivia Collins, a Fitness and Health Promotion student, said she believes everyone who is able to donate should do it.

“If you have toys and you don’t need them, then there are a lot of kids who would love to have them so why not be generous and do something kind for Christmas,” Collins said.

According to the Santa 911 website, they have been collecting toys for the last two years and it has been a huge success.

The website states they collected thousands of toys for kids and have been collecting them from a variety of different locations other than Humber College.

Many different toys collected this year, such as Legos, board games and even G.I Joe action figures, were put in the collection this year.

Jeremy Wagner, a student at the Lakeshore campus, said the annual event is growing larger every year.

“When it first started out, most people didn’t really pay attention to it, but now due to advertising and much support from the students of Humber, we are able to have many kids enjoy Christmas too,” Wagner said.

With support from radio station Z105.3, Hans Ohrstrom Real Estate team, Maple Hyundai and the Humber College public safety unit, this annual event will continue to grow in hopes of being able to provide toys every year to local hospitals, families, and single parent households within the GTA.