Record Year for Corus Radio London Toy Drive-Thru

Salvation army employees holding toys
by shannonw
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    $29,000 donated in just four hours — a record setting year in London.

    The Cake family with the first donation of the 2018 toy drive-thru!

    Hundreds of toy donations were dropped off during the sixth annual Drive-Thru Toy Drive on Friday morning. London’s Best Rock FM96, 103.1 Fresh Radio and Country 104 morning shows broadcasted live from the Delta Armouries lobby in downtown London.

    The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program expects to provide 5,200 London families with a food hamper and 6,500 local children with toys this Christmas.

    Cobras Atom hockey team helping their peers 

    One of many emotional moments throughout the live broadcast was Laurie’s story she shared on-air with Taz from FM96.

    “Over thirty years ago when my son was little we had to use The Salvation Army…we were out of money, on welfare…they gave us bags of toys, clothes, food. It was very special to have something to put under that tree. To see that sparkle in his eye in the morning to know that Santa still came…didn’t forget (about us).”

    Laurie and her husband Les donated two-thousand dollars to help other families who may find themselves in the same situation as they once did.

    The Christmas Hamper Program provides toys for ages 0-12 and food hampers for individuals and families For more details call 519.661.1359

    Thanks to the generosity and compassion of Londoners, thousands of children will have a magical Christmas this year.