Mothers’ Day Drive: Toiletries needed
Mothers around Toronto will be celebrating Mother’s Day with their families on May 14. It’s a day of celebration, but for hundreds of moms in the city, it’ll be a day spent with their children in the safety of women’s shelters.
The boys of Upper Canada College want to make sure these mothers are celebrated as equally as their own. To accomplish this, they’re organizing a campaign to collect small toiletry items that will be packaged and delivered to selected shelters on Mother’s Day. The boys need us to start collecting all of those hotel soaps, shampoos and body lotions that are made available to us during hotel stays.
For those of you not travelling, you may purchase toiletries from any of your favorite cosmetic departments, spas, or hair salons or re-gift any items you may receive as presents. Anything that a mom would enjoy to pamper herself is welcome. Please drop your donations at the reception desk in the Upper School.
If you’ve any connections to pharmacies, cosmetic companies, dental offices or hotels that may be interested in donating some of these items to this drive please contact Vivien Cappe or at 416-710-8239.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Project and we hope to make it the most successful year in our history. Last year, more than 800 children were given beautiful gift bags from this project to give to their moms on Mother’s Day. The children were so excited to have something to give and the mothers were brought to tears by the fact people they didn’t know cared about them so much, so, we ask you all to spread the word and hopefully surpass last year’s drive.
Due to last year’s incredible success we were able to not only provide gift bags for Mother’s Day but were able to provide bags to women who arrived at the shelters over the following weeks. We were also able to donate boxes of items to New Circles Community Service who support more than 3,000 families in the community living in poverty.
On behalf of the boys of UCC, we thank you for your support.