Christmas Community Service
South Cowichan Ideal Weight Loss Centre is proud to be
a drop off location for Cowichan's Toys, Toiletries & Toques program in 2018. We invite clients and their friends to drop off donations at our office in Valleyview Centre.
The Toys, Toiletries & Toques (TTT) organizing committee is 100% volunteers and come from every type of industry and business and organization. They came together 8 years ago through members of the Cowichan Valley Social Media Club. These folks recognized that there were many very excellent organizations doing various things to collect and distribute food for those needing a boost over the holiday season, but the non-food category wasn’t being addressed. As a result, TTT is in it's 8th year of collecting toys, toiletries (shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, TP etc), toques, gloves, mittens, socks, cash and gift cards. Early days had TTT mostly standing outside of either Wal Mart or Superstore encouraging shoppers to buy a non-food item like toys, toiletries or warm clothing items such as toques, scarves, socks, gloves, etc, Over time, it seemed sensible to partner with businesses to allow folks to drop off NEW, non-food items at various spots for convenience. Donations continue to increase as a result of the growing number of businesses and community organizations acting as drop off locations (now 25+) across the Cowichan Valley.
TTT uses cash donations to buy movie tickets, swimming tickets, BC Forest Discovery Santa Train tickets, skating tickets, bowling tickets and any other type of tickets. The Food Banks that we work with for distribution continue to say the two most valued new, non-food items are the tickets and toilet paper! ALL proceeds from cash and non-food item donations are divided evenly and sent to the five Food Banks in the Cowichan Valley for distribution to those in need over the holidays.
Please consider supporting this wonderful cause by bringing a donation when you visit us next month.