By Sean Delaney
Putting a smile on a child’s face is essential this time of year.
Numerous local businesses help contribute to the many community toy and food drives. The goal is to see all children experience the wonder and joy of receiving a gift, while families can celebrate the festive season with a hearty meal.
In partnership with Toronto Police Services 31 Division and the Emery Village BIA, Delta Bingo and Gaming Downsview collected non-perishable food items and children’s toys for needy families this holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of guests and staff, Delta Downsview donated hundreds of food items, a mountain of toys and games, various gift cards, and $1,000 in cash.
“These items mean a lot to the families that receive them,” said Operations Manager Max Pyatnochka at Delta Bingo Downsview. “I am so proud of the impact we can have in the community at a time when it’s needed most.”
And so many other businesses showed their incredible generosity this year.
“On behalf of the Emery BIA and community, we would like to thank the following Emery businesses for all their generosity and continued support,” said Sandra Farina, Executive Director of the Emery Village BIA. “It is heartwarming to see all the kindness and generosity shown by many of our Emery businesses. It’s with great companies and their people that our community thrives and shines above all.”
Contributors to the drive included, Excelsior Foods (Daniel and Vito Violante), August Group (Michael and Lia Cutrara), Delta Bingo and Gaming, Aurora Importing (Peter Dichio), Upper Crust (Carmela Serebryany), Luxor Group, Accu-Plane Enterprises Inc. ( Chuck McDaid ), MVR Cash & Carry, Maxx Liquidations Solutions, Seaboard Transport, Cherryl Tan (Resident), Gulfstream Public School, General Sprinklers Inc., and Alessandra Bicknell (resident).
Farina ended her thank you message by wishing everyone a happy holiday season filled with love, health, and happiness.