Japanese Social Services is starting its annual Holiday Drive Program. Once again we are calling upon members of the community to embrace the holiday spirit and reach out to the less fortunate among us. The success of this program so far lies heavily with the co-operation of agencies such as yours and of many participants who expressed their interest and kindness by taking part in this program in the past.
It is our hope that members of the community will continue to express their goodwill and caring by participating and contributing to this year’s the 17th Holiday Drive. The items needed are non-perishable dry and canned foods. Japanese groceries are particularly appreciated, as well as new toys and gifts for children, and new clothes. Gift hampers, available from November 11 to December 10, have been placed at the following locations:
- JCCC at the front door (6 Garamond Court, Toronto)
- IKEBATA Nursery School (c/o JCCC )
- MOMIJI Health Care Society (3555 Kingston Rd., Scarborough)
- Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto (301 Silver Star Boulevard, Scarborough)
- Toronto Buddhist Church (1011 Sheppard Ave., North York)
- Toronto Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church (19 Mortimer Avenue, Toronto)
- Andrew’s Japanese Anglican Church (49 Donlands Avenue, Toronto)
- JSS (6 Garamond Court, Toronto)
Please bring donations to the collection hampers near you. All the donations will be brought to JSS, sorted into packages for the families on December 11, and delivered to the families in time for the holiday season.
We also welcome monetary donations, ensure to note that it is for “Holiday Drive” and mail or bring it to the JSS office. You can make an online donation from the button below. We will issue a tax receipt for donations of $10 and over.
We are presently compiling the list of recipients who would benefit from this program. If you or your organization have any names you wish to add to this list, please contact our counsellor, Mr. Takanori Kuge, at 416-385-9200 as soon as possible. All calls are kept confidential. Please feel free to circulate the flyer to your friends and family members.
We thank you sincerely for your support!