Moncton Headstart sincerely wishes that all families in Metro Moncton enjoy a wonderful and truly merry Holiday Season. Christmas Toyland and Christmas Food Boxes help to make this possible.
Toyland’s mission is to ensure that all children have new gifts to open on Christmas morning. The Metro Moncton community overwhelmingly supports this mission with donations of new toys and gifts, books and clothing. On a Saturday early in December, a group of volunteers transforms the agency’s gym into Toyland, a special place for parents in need drop by to choose gifts for their children. A volunteer accompanies each parent through Toyland to specially select gifts and toys. Headstart also workes in partnership with Project Under The Tree, surprising the parents with a gift for themselves as they departed from Toyland.Toyland typically provides gifts and toys to 1500 children in Metro Moncton.
Christmas Food Boxes
To ensure that all families and individuals have food to celebrate their Christmas, Moncton Headstart is partnering with the Food DEPOT Alimentaire to identify and support those in need. The community then wholeheartedly answers the request for funds and volunteer time to prepare and deliver the boxes that includes a full Christmas dinner, treats, and extra food for four to six days. Over 500 volunteers pack and deliver the food boxes to over 1700 homes just prior to the holidays.
Christmas Aid Program 2013 begins registration November 18th at the following locations:
Open Hands Food Bank at 382-3663
Second Mile Food Bank at 857-9121
YMCA Food Bank at 857-0606
West End Food Bank at 874-5307
Food Depot Alimentaire at 383-4281
Moncton Headstart is truly appreciative of all support received. Major donors include:
C103 & XL96.9
Times & Transcript
Max FM, K 94.5 & Choix 99.9
City of Moncton
Co-Op Centre Food Market - Mapleton Road
Jean Coutu Pharmacy
Sports Rock & Coasters Dieppe
Staff of Fisheries and Oceans
Tantramar Toys for Tots