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 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.
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.
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.