The annual Toy Drive for Kinley Hildebrandt has returned for a seventh time, and it is still looking for donations for kids to head into the Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital in Saskatoon.
“Right now, we actually don't have many donations at all, probably still around like 10% of what we did last year. The SLC at the Kindersley Composite High School are graciously collecting donations from staff and students from April 1st to April 30th for us. Then EMS are also helping us by doing a Fill the Ambulance Day Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Peavey Mart parking lot. So, they'll have an ambulance there for people to bring by donations, and then we're going to have a little contest and prize for the kids who come by with donations,” Candis said.
Kinley, who has a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia, has endured numerous long stays in the hospital and although she is doing much better and thriving after her liver transplant, she, and her mom Candis, continue to organize the toy drive, knowing how much of a difference it can make.
If you are unable to donate this Saturday, or can’t get to the Kindersley Composite School, Candis said monetary donations all always welcomed.
“If people aren't going to be around or just some people do send a monetary donation and then we kind of sort the toys and go through at the end and fill in the gaps where items are needed. So, if anyone wanted to send a monetary donation, they could just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org,” Candis added.
Expect a follow up with how many donations were taken into Saskatoon to the Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital after May 9.