West Island Mommies fans – we are calling on you to help out this holiday season!1512785_218069811709654_1497344755_n

We are teaming up with local food bank On Rock to help families in need in the West Island this holiday season. On Rock is a food bank located in Pierrefonds that delivers much needed food to 200 families every week. For Christmas they will be delivering a food basket to each of these families so that they can enjoy a traditional Christmas meal and with the food basket, they also include a box of gifts for the children under 18 in the family.

This year we will be helping to collect new toys/items/gift cards so that each of these families will have something to put under the tree for their kids. This is where you come in! Here is what they are in need of:

  • Ages 1-4: 16 girls and 13 boys
  • Ages 5-7: 11 girls and 10 boys
  • Ages 8-10: 9 girls and 15 boys
  • Ages 11-13: 10 girls and 8 boys
  • Ages 14 and up: 13 girls and 16 boys

While they are in need of gifts for all ages, the older groups are always the hardest to fill, so we want to help them in all age groups. New toys for the younger ages are great, but they are looking for gift cards to give out to the older kids as well. A suggested amount for the gift cards would be about $25 for some shopping (ie. Fairview) or perhaps to the movies.

All gifts should be dropped off unwrapped, and there are various drop-off points in the West Island. Please fill out this FORM to select what you would like to donate and you will then receive an email with the address and drop off times for your selected location. The form is really easy and short, it will only take you about 20 seconds to fill it out!

These baskets are being delivered to families on Dec. 19th, so the deadline to drop off your gift donation is Dec. 14th.

We know we can count on our great community to help out these families this Christmas season, so thank you in advance to all those that participate in this drive with us! We also want to thank our partners for drop-off points for this campaign – Bistro Merlot, Studio BBG and Mon Gym Pte-Claire.