The 8th Annual Stratawest Christmas Toy Drive
The 8th Annual Stratawest Christmas Toy Drive was a huge success and we are still at it! With the continued unbelievable support from our staff and industry colleagues, Stratawest is proud to have made significant contributions to the North Shore Christmas Bureau for the 8th year running and to Harvest Project in our 3rd year of involvement with their extremely impactful program of ‘extending a hand up, not just a hand out’. The response this year was again simply incredible, with amazingly generous donations of toys, clothing, thousands of dollars in gift cards, movie passes, and restaurant meals, sporting equipment – including 16 NEW bikes AND COUNTING! – sporting event tickets, iPods and many other items for needy families. Incredibly, there was far more than the picture shows as we could only fit in a few bikes and the boardroom still had plenty of toys in it… and gift cards are not that photogenic, but sure are awesome to get under the tree!
A loud shout out to James Wilson at Obsession Bikes and their 2018 Bikes for Tykes program https://www.obsessionbikes.com/community/bikes-for-tykes/ in benefit of the North Shore Christmas Bureau for again handling delivery duties of the donated bikes. Merry Christmas, you guys rock!
We are also proud to take part in Harvest Project’s Adopt A Family campaign to bring hope to North Shore families in need and on their way back to healthier lives. The staff and leadership of Stratawest strongly believe it’s important to ‘give where we live’. Harvest Project is a local charity that supports over 350 families each month with coaching and counselling along with grocery and clothing support. On our goal of $2,400, we are thrilled to have raised over $3,000 (so far) which will help support a family for the coming year.
We want to sincerely thank and recognize the support of our colleagues in the industry and our staff for making this holiday season a better one for so many kids and their families. It is because of the participation and big hearts of many that we are collectively able to make a difference in so many lives, so thank you so much to those that took part and to the many others holding events of their own this holiday season.
Season’s Greetings to all of you, and best wishes from all of us here at Stratawest Management. Cheers!