Upper Grand ETFO is proud to once again support the Smiley Chimp Toy Drive. When one of our teachers brought the Smiley Chimp Toy Drive to our attention in 2013, the Upper Grand ETFO Executive was inspired by Sheyanne O’Donnell’s desire to bring holiday joy to other children at McMaster Children’s Hospital, even while she battled childhood cancer herself. Donations have been made through our Equity Committee budget each year since. While Sheyanne, a student at Arthur Public School, lost her battle in February 2014, her family and friends continue to run the toy drive in her memory.
For the fourth consecutive year, we are happy to be making a donation of $500+ worth of games, crafts, and toys to support the children at McMaster Children’s Hospital. These items were purchased at Mastermind Toys in Guelph; their generosity allowed us to maximize their promo card offer, adding money to our budget. In addition, we thank them for adding their own donation to the toy drive.