Unique Giving Ideas

An Alternative Gift Fair at the Tool Library 

Were you gifted a fondu set that you still haven’t gotten out of the box? Shame. Or perhaps you got your child a beautiful wooden puzzle that didn’t get the warm reception that you had anticipated?  There’s likely someone in the neighbourhood that’s looking for those exact gifts for someone on their Christmas list.  On Sunday December 8th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the Toronto Tool Library and Marketspace will be hosting an Alternative Gift Fair.  The idea is that you bring three new or lightly used items and exchange them for three gifts. Seems like a win-win. Check out the event Facebook page for all the details.


Share a Christmas with Centre 55

For 32 years Centre 55 has been delivering Christmas meals and toys to families in need of help in the east end with their Share a Christmas program.  This year they’re planning to deliver to approximately 800 families. What an amazing gift to our community!  There are a number of way you can help:

  • Donate non-perishabel food items
  • Help to pack and deliver the food and toys on Sunday, December 22nd
  • Adopt-A-Family: Customize a food hamper and gifts for a specific family in need that Centre 55 matches you with
  • Donate Canadian Tire money

Check out the Share a Christmas website for more specifics or give them a call 416-691-1113.

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