The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” Underway

The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” is underway, running August 1st to August 31st.

The Y Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of NEW toys and gifts to give the children and youth who stay at the Shelter. Often children need to leave their most precious items behind and sometimes their stay is over birthdays and holidays –  it’s a wonderful thing to receive something special during a difficult time in their lives.

Don’t know what to give? Think of what your own child wanted for Christmas or – GIFT CARDS are a perfect gift!

Drop off your NEW items and/or gift cards at participating local businesses who are hosting empty toy boxes (wrapped in bright green!), waiting to be filled!

Participating Businesses and Organizations:

  • John Tod Centre YMCA-YWCA
  • Downtown YMCA-YWCA
  • Tumbleweed Toys
  • Kamloops Active Health
  • Chapters

For more information, please contact Erika or Jacquie 250-374-6162.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

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