This year marks the 27th anniversary of the CTV Toy Mountain Campaign, which supports The Salvation Army and their quest to provide help and hope to families struggling to make ends meet. Every year, we invite businesses, schools, organizations, community groups and our Downtown Markham community to become partners to collect toys – and to help build a Toy Mountain.
On Friday December 2nd, CTV and Toy Mountain will broadcast live from the Pride of Canada Carousel at 8080 Birchmount Road in Downtown Markham. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on CTV News at Six between 6 and 7 p.m.
Markham Fire Department will be on hand as well as The Salvation Army Band. We will be serving up hot chocolate and delicious treats for everyone who wants to partake in the event, drop off donations and take a spin on the Carousel!
How Can I Help?
You can also drop off your donation of a new, unwrapped toy or teen gift at the Pride of Canada Carousel during our operating hours, weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and receive a free ride until December 18th.
The Salvation Army is grateful for all the toys that are donated, but let’s not forget the tweens, teens and babies who often get overlooked in the excitement over toys. Here are some great ideas for tweens and teens (10 and up): curling irons, digital music players, hair dryers, hair kits, makeup kits, jewelry, electronics, books, hoodies, sporting goods, backpacks, school supplies, board games, scarves, gloves and gift cards.
Can’t make it to the Carousel? Making a financial donation allows Toy Mountain to purchase gifts for age groups as needed.