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The 5th ANNUAL
KMA HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2023 FROM 9:30AM – 12:00PM
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Once again, all toys collected will be generously donated to The Salvation Army's Toy Mountain. As we mark this special 5th anniversary, all financial contributions will be directed towards supporting the crucial work of Crohn's & Colitis Canada.

For the Atyeo/Fick family, Crohn's & Colitis Canada holds profound significance. In February 2018, Kelly's life took a challenging turn after years of grappling with persistent stomach issues, as she was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease – a condition that had remained undetected for far too long. Tragically, this disease played a role in her passing, as her weakened immune system made it difficult to fend off illnesses. Our unwavering mission is to contribute to finding a cure so that others can lead lives free from the grip of this devastating condition.

Join Us This Year!

About Kelly

 

This is Kelly. A shining example of kindness and beauty in the world. Tragically, we lost her on March 5, 2019. For those who hadn't had the privilege of knowing her, Kelly embodied the essence of a compassionate and lovely soul. In February 2018, after years of enduring stomach issues, Kelly received a diagnosis that had eluded detection for far too long – Crohn's Disease.

Crohn's Disease is a challenging condition that often requires immunosuppressive treatments. These treatments make the body vulnerable to infections, including common ones like colds and the flu. Tragically, a particularly aggressive bacterium found its way into her weakened immune system, and her body couldn't fight off the infection.

We want to share Kelly's story, not to define her by her illness, but to celebrate her resilience and her commitment to living life to the fullest. Kelly's life was centered around the principles of health and well-being. With an undergraduate degree in Applied Science & Human Nutrition and a Masters degree in Nutrition Communication, she co-founded a company called LiveWell Marketing. Kelly embodied the spirit of a determined female entrepreneur who built a life around her passions.

Kelly was an inspiration, advocating for a holistic approach to a healthy life that included nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. She understood that not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy good health, which led her to start a holiday toy drive. Kelly firmly believed in doing good for others, and her infectious positivity, boundless enthusiasm, and unwavering determination inspired those around her.

As her family, we continue to be inspired by Kelly's incredible acts of kindness, and we are committed to carrying on her legacy of goodwill.

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2023 FROM 9:30AM – 12:00PM 

One of the things we loved most about Kelly was her passion for helping others. We are continuing her work and hope as a strong and amazing community you will join us this holiday season to give back to those in need.

 

Every year we collect toys in support of The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain. The monetary charitable recipient changes each year. For 2023 all monetary donations to mark the 5th anniversary year will go to Crohn's & Colitis Canada. To learn more about Crohn's and Colitis Canada and the research they are doing click here.

 

WHAT TO DONATE?

 

When purchasing toys, please note that toys that are needed the most are for Boys & Girls 10 – 17. Please note that all donations must be brand new (no handmade gifts), recently purchased and in original packaging (non-gift wrapped).

 

WHEN TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATION?

 

Saturday, November 25 between 9:30am–12:00pm

 

WHERE TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATION?

 

3560 Lake Shore Blvd W. (Lake Shore Blvd. W. & Long Branch Ave.) We will be set up in the parking lot in front of the Beer Store. We really want to put a lot of smiles on as many kids and teens as we can, so if you can’t make it that day let us know and we can arrange a time for an earlier drop off!

 

For more information contact: KMAHolidayToyDrive@gmail.com

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Support Our Cause

To honour Kelly for our 5th year all financial donations we collect will go to Crohn's & Colitis Canada. We are proud that this is our 5th year of raising money for various causes.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a prominent non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) can cause significant challenges in the lives of those who suffer from them. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract, leading to a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fatigue.

Crohn's and Colitis Canada plays a crucial role in the fight against IBD by providing support, education, and advocacy for individuals living with these conditions. The organization's mission is to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of those affected by IBD.

Our Partners

OuR PARTNERS

A big thank you to our wonderful parters this year. We are so grateful for your continued support. If you are unable to stop by the KMA Holiday Toy Drive event on Saturday, November 25th and want to drop a toy off see the list of locations below.

Dunpar Homes Locations:

 

1. Dunpar’s Head Office: 105 Six Point Road, Etobicoke

 

2. Kingsway Village Square Luxury Rentals: 571 Prince Edward Drive North, Etobicoke

 

Oleander Floral Design: 2902 Bloor St W, Etobicoke

 

 

Good Grains Canada: 4134 Dundas St W, Etobicoke

 

 

Power Yoga Canada Etobicoke (PYCE): 1092 Islington Ave, Etobicoke

 

 

Dr. Amy Bishai Dental: 4335 Bloor St W, Etobicoke


 

Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade: Saturday, December 2, 2023

 

 

PoochyKat: 3428 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke

 

 

Long Branch Public Library: 3500 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke



The Happy Bakers: 3469 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke

F45 Long Branch TO: 3773 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke

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