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Holiday Connection

December 22, 2020

Due to the lockdown measures in Manitoba, it’s possible that 4000 children on Northern Manitoba First Nations may not receive Christmas gifts.Indigenous Canadian Medical Dispensaries has teamed up with Indigenous leaders and military members deployed in northern communities to create the ‘Let’s Save Christmas Toy Drive.’ The goal of the fundraiser is $50 000 and will be used to purchase gifts for children who may not otherwise receive any.

An organization in Saskatchewan called Child North is also doing a toy drive this year. Child North typically provides support for children with special needs or with mentorship, but this year, is facilitating a toy drive for the families it serves. Thanks to the community and financial support and help from Men of the North, the 3,000 items will be delivered on Christmas Eve to every community Children North supports, with help from the RCMP in some of the remote fly-in communities.

 

Source:

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/the-initiative-ensuring-kids-in-northern-manitoba-receive-christmas-gifts-1.5240062

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/residents-step-up-for-gift-drives-1.5841007

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