A toy you once loved could mean the world to another young boy or girl in need.
REAPS is celebrating its 20th year of recycling old toys and donating them to the less fortunate this holiday season. Volunteers have been packing up boxes and boxes full of toys since the early hours of Saturday morning. Executive Director of REAPS, Terri McClymont says the community is continuing to honour the holiday tradition. “It’s amazing that the community year after year still has lots of quality used toys to give to our program,” she said. “Every year is fantastic, we get over 200 boxes that go back into the community through various advocacy community agencies.”
McClymont adds that the event is for a good cause and is beneficial to the environment. “It puts a smile on another child’s face,” she said. “We’re always getting far too much stuff in our society, so it’s nice to take the quality used stuff, keep it out of the landfill who will appreciate, love it, and use it.”
Toy donations will be accepted until 2pm Saturday. REAPS will also accept any donations for the Prince George Humane Society along with the local SPCA.
The toys will be delivered on Monday to 13 local agencies