Shopping party with the Raptors!

It's February and Christmas already seems like a distant memory. We had an amazing season with incredible support from donors and volunteers…more on that coming soon.

We want to give a HUGE shout out to two amazing Toronto Raptors – Landry Fields and Steve Novak. Not only are they some of Toronto’s finest but they are two kind and generous guys! They wanted to do their part to help low-income families through the winter season. So we surprised three families to an exclusive shopping party with the two Raptors.

On December 17, Megan B., Jessie A. and Jehova all arrived with their kids in three taxi cabs at the Target at Cloverdale Mall. Eight children all ran into the store super-excited to shop and of course meet Steve Novak and Landry Fields.

The families were treated to a special day of shopping. The mom’s loaded up on fresh bedding which was something they all said they couldn’t afford but so desperately needed as the weather got colder. Steve and Landry helped the families pick out new warm clothing and of course some toys for the kids!!

It was a really special day and we thank Landry and Steve for their incredible generosity to our Holiday Helpers families.


Steve Novak with Jehova and the kids.

Landry with Megan and Family          Landry with Megan and Family

Landry with Jessie and kids (left) and Megan and family (right)

Kids with their toys

A kid's dream: The chance to pick out whatever toy they wanted!