Things to keep in mind before you donate are:
- Check the food bank's website for their list of most needed items. While all donations are appreciated, they appreciate being able to provide all times of food items to those who need assistance.
- Toy drives usually receive lots of donations for babies and younger children. Items for kids ages 10+ are the most needed. Jewellery, gift cards, games, school supplies and warm clothing items are good ideas for this older age group. You might be able to find something unique at one of the local Oakville craft shows happening over the next few weeks.
Be sure to involve your children in your giving back project, it is never too early for them to learn compassion and why giving back is important.