The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

‘Most successful’ toy drive ever thanks to generous people of Chilliwack

Re/Max Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys, $10,000 in cash donations for kids in need

This past weekend, one Chilliwack real estate agency realized just how generous the people of Chilliwack are.

An annual Christmas toy drive hosted by Re/Max brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 in cash donations, all of which will remain in Chilliwack for children and teens in need.

“Despite not being able to hold our annual in-person event, Re/Max Nyda Realty’s 27th annual Toy House was the most successful ever,” Sheila Harder said in a press release.

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

The gifts and money will be handed over to Chilliwack Community Services for their annual Christmas Sharing program.

This year Re/Max partnered with another organization to bring the drop-off toy drive to the people of Chilliwack.

READ MORE: Two toy drives come together for one drop-off fundraiser in Chilliwack

The annual Chilliwack Athletes for Turkeys and Toys (CATT) Fund volleyball tournament, which brings in cash and hundreds of toys every year for local charities was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but the fundraising and toy collection was still able to take place thanks to the collaboration with Re/Max Toy House.

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

The Re/Max Nyda Realty Toy House brought in more than 1,500 toys and $10,000 for children in need this Christmas. (Submitted)

Re/Max agents themselves donated $5,000 to the cause.

“We also received a generous toy donation from the City of Chilliwack and Chilliwack Fire Department employees,” Harder said.

She went on to thank a handful of local businesses, and “most of all the generosity of our community for making this event such a success.”

Last year, the Re/Max Toy House brought in a total of 1,036 toys and $2,500.

READ MORE: Re/Max toy drive brings in more than 1,000 toys for less fortunate Chilliwack children


 

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