Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive. File photo.

Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive. File photo.

Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive

Local Wetaskiwin businesses set up as toy drive drop off locations.

Loki’s Car Club is hosting its first annual holiday toy drive. The Club wanted to run a toy drive this year because they recognized a need during the holiday season, especially one following nearly a year of pandemic strife for many families.

They are asking for donations of new and unwrapped gifts for children ages zero to 17. Proceeds of the toy drive will go to the Ermineskin Women’s Shelter in Maskwacis and the McMan Youth and Family Services in Edmonton, Alta.

Loki’s Car Club has partnered with multiple local businesses to act as drop-off locations.

These locations in Wetaskiwin include:

• Spruce View Car Wash

• Easy Home

• Legacy Dodge

• Cannabis Boutique

• The Brick

House of Cars Argyll at 6103 91 Street in Edmonton will act as a designated drop off location as well.

A representative with Loki’s Car Club says that the local businesses have been extremely helpful and eager when it comes to lending a hand for the toy drive.

The Loki’s Car Club representative says that it was important for them to choose women’s shelters for the donation recipients because of the increase of need for these shelters during the pandemic due to a spike in domestic violence and abuse amid lockdowns.

READ MORE: Canada-wide survey of women’s shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

“We wanted to put a positive outlook on this negative time,” says the representative.

The toy drive will be happening from Dec. 1 to Dec.15, 2020.

Toys including baby toys and supplies, puzzles, dolls, board games, action figures, musical kits and more are requested for toy drive.

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