Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro has teamed up with Newark Neighbours to make the holidays a bit more magical for those in need.
Hydro will be collecting toy donations during the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 9.
All toys collected from the drive will be used for a “shopping experience” in which clients of Newark Neighbours can come and select toys off of the shelves for their children.
Cindy Grant, the chair for Newark Neighbours, said in previous years they had just accepted wish lists for families, but with a growing need for support, a shopping day will be able to accommodate more kids.
“We will have a nice assortment of toys for families to choose from,” Grant said.
Those who wish to donate can bring their toys to the parade and volunteers from NOTL Hydro and Newark Neighbours will collect them as they walk along.
Otherwise, toys can be dropped off at any time to NOTL Hydro.