The Salvation Army Gives Thanks to Toy Mountain Supporters at Annual Gala

Toy Mountain Team Group Photo
by The Salvation Army in Canada
Categories: Divisional News, Events

By: June Li

And in just a blink of an eye, the 2018 Toy Mountain campaign has concluded. Thanks to your generosity, The Salvation Army and CTV team were able to surpass the 150,000 goal this year, raising a total of 152,766 toys! To celebrate this milestone and to show appreciation to our supporters, The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Division hosted their annual Toy Mountain Appreciation and Awards Dinner.

With over 150 guests in attendance, the event hall was filled with a renewed sense of festive spirit as individuals reminisced the memories of last year’s Toy Mountain campaign. Guests were also able to enjoy the beautiful acoustic sounds from guitarist Daniel Huezo as they were escorted to their seats.

Every year, the Toy Mountain team honours those who have demonstrated extraordinary support during the campaign. From toy drives to online donations, we are truly grateful to everyone who continues to help us build a mountain of toys so we can spread hope and joy during the Christmas season. Following tradition, the Toy Mountain team presented awards to outstanding supporters. Below are this year’s award recipients:

Community Partner Award
The Catherine Tran Charity Team
18th and 14th Willowdale Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts
1st West Shore Cubs and Scouts

Corporate Partner Award
Triple Waste Management
Access Storage
LEGO Canada

Hope Partnership Award
The Cameron Family

Friendship Award
Toronto Area Ford Dealers
Kits for a Cause

Nearing the end of the award ceremony, Tom Brown made a surprise announcement and introduced a new award for this year’s campaign. Special recognition was given to Neil Leduke, the Divisional Director of Marketing and Communications of The Salvation Army for years of dedication and support to the Toy Mountain campaign.

For more photos from this year’s Toy Mountain Appreciation and Awards dinner, please visit our Facebook page here.

To learn how you can get involved in the 2019 Toy Mountain Campaign, please visit