Residents of seniors complex donate toys for Christmas

Santa's helpers hand-make toys and garments throughout the year to give to charity.

Marj Fowle

Toys and garments hand-crafted by residents of Crown Point Villa II over the past year were distributed to several local charities last week.

Throughout the year, a group of toymakers spend hours building dozens of trucks, airplanes and a variety of other wooden playthings. Meanwhile, many other residents knit a large number sweaters, toques, shirts and other accessories. Each year, the amount of handmade gifts fills a whole room, before residents donate them to service groups from across Abbotsford who help clients in need.

This year, the residents helped Peardonville House, Transition House, Victim Services, New Beginnings, the Hospital Gift Shop, the Salvation Army, and the Christmas Bureau.

The group also helps assembles care packages, adorned with a knit scarf, to be handed out to homeless in January.

The group has been making the toys for several year.

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