In 2015 we held our first ever Toy Mountain Parade with tremendous success!!! Leaving from St. Jerome and winding through the central neighbourhood, onlookers got to enjoy the music, floats and visit from Santa…while getting the opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys to the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain! This year we will be closing down Spratt to march through the centre of our beautiful neighbourhood from St Jerome to Bernard Grandmaitre!
Our toy drive, which boasts drop off points around the neighbourhood (2017 locations TBD) celebrates tremendous annual support from our Toy Mountain Angels (local businesses who donated money to purchase more toys) and competitions between our local guiding and scouting groups, has contributed over 2500 over the last 2 year, and thousands more in the years before the parade! Our impressive toy drive has garnered attention from local media outlets and word has gotten all the way to the executive of the Salvation Army in past years, who have expressed their sincere thanks at our endeavors!
Residents are encouraged to drop off toys at any of our drop off locations throughout the month of November, with their guiding and scouting groups, at the Pancake Breakfast, or during the parade.
We hope to continue celebrating the generosity of our fabulous community and help bring Christmas to the less fortunate of Ottawa!
CTV News will hopefully once again be on site during the parade to highlight the wonderful possibilities that transpire when a community comes together for a great cause!
Donate to the RSCA Toy Drive in support of Toy Mountain…we’ll shop for you!
Drop off locations in Riverside South for Toy Mountain!
– At the RSCA Pancake Breakfast with Santa (St. Jerome Elementary), Dec 2nd 9am-12pm
– During the RSCA Toy Mountain Parade, Dec 2nd 1-3pm
– My Toy Shop in Manotick (10% off purchases for Toy Mountain contributions in store or use discount code RSCA10 at www.mytoyshop.ca)
More locations to come!
Toy Mountain Angels
Local businesses are getting involved, whom we lovingly call our Toy Mountain Angels, by contributing money and toys to help bump up our neighbourhood’s impressive toy contribution! Don’t forget to support the businesses who support our community!!!
My Toy Shop, in Manotick is matching our purchase!! If we spend $2000 of Toy Mountain Angel money, they will give is an additional $2,000 worth of toys!!! Purchase your personal and Toy Mountain toys at My Toy Shop and they will provide a 10% discount (online code RSCA10)!
Mouncion’s Your Independent Grocer is offering a 10% discount on our Toy Mountain Angel spending, on top of donating all of the food and drinks for our Christmas events!
If you are a business owner and would like to join the ranks of Toy Mountain Angels (and promote your wonderful local business in the process), please email firstname.lastname@example.org