This is the 10th Annual Toys Toiletries and Toques Fundraiser! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been assisting our community to have a special holiday season for a decade! This was to be a banner year for us, bigger and better than ever, but Covid-19 has brought some unique challenges. The pandemic has forced the local Food Banks and Community Resource Centers to change the way they help the community. Some of our key volunteers, due to unforeseeable circumstances, are not able to help this season. Due to all of these issues, we also have had to change how we fundraise this year.
Instead of a wrapped donation box, we are going to be placing donation tins at several local businesses and we are hoping you will continue to support us in this manner. We are encouraging people to donate cash or a gift card from local businesses that can then be placed in the tins. As most food banks and community resources are asking for gift cards, we feel this may be the best way to ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas in 2020! Please take a look at our Drop-Off/ Donation Location button to see our list of participating businesses.
These Videos Demonstrate the Volunteer work we do each year.
2019 9th Year Video
We apologize in advance if we have inadvertently left anyone out of our videos.
Please let us know right away and we will correct it as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support!
2018 8th Year Video
Helping the Five Local Food Banks Deliver more for the needy at Christmas time.
Toys Toiletries & Toques (TTT) is celebrating its 10th year of providing new, non-food items to those in need in the Cowichan Valley.
We collect and donate everything from toothpaste
- shaving cream - scarves - socks - especially toys!
Toys Toiletries & Toques are very pleased to work with the following organizations. In some of our publicity and promotions, we refer to working with Five ‘Food Banks’ in the Cowichan Valley just because everyone relates to the Food Bank Term. In reality, we work with these specific five organizations:
Chemainus Harvest House Society - for the Chemainus Region
Ladysmith Resources Centre Association "LRCA" The Cheer program organizes the hampers - for the Ladysmith Region
Cowichan Lake Community Services - for the Lake Cowichan, Satlam, YouBou, Honeymoon Bay region
Cowichan Valley Basket Society (Duncan) - for the Duncan Region and surrounding Region including Cowichan Bay, Maple Bay, Cowichan Station, etc.
CMS Food Bank (Mill Bay) - for the Mill Bay region including Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake and Malahat