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Nov 27, 2015|News

Toy Drive a Big Success!

This year SmithValeriote participated in a Toy Drive for two organizations in Wellington County, Sheyanne’s Smiley Chimps and Emma’s Toy Drive. The drive was a huge success!

A little about the organizations…..

Sheyanne’s Smiley Chimps was started by 12 year old Sheyanne, who lost her battle with cancer last year.  The year before she passed away, with the help of family and friends, Sheyanne organized a toy drive which provided children who were patients in McMaster Children’s Hospital with Christmas gifts at a time that is difficult for families both emotionally and financially.  Sheyanne’s family has since carried this on and have provided over 4000 toys and gift cards to children in the hospital over the past 2 years.  Their goal this year is to collect over 3000 toys and gift cards.  

Emma’s Toy Drive collect toys and gifts to give to the Women In Crisis Shelters of Guelph-Wellington County.  More about this organization can be found at