MWHA Christmas Caravan 53rd Anniversary!
Dear Markland Residents,
The 53rd annual Markland Wood Homeowners Association Christmas Caravan will be held on Sunday, December 13th.
As you are all aware, these are unprecedented times and we have been working closely with Toronto Public Health to ensure that Caravan is able to take place in a safe manner, following all Provincial guidelines.
Caravan is needed now more than ever! Unfortunately, due to the current case numbers and increased restrictions, we have made the very difficult decision to hold Caravan in a unique way this year: We won't be driving by your street; instead a minimum number of volunteers will be at 2 Trailsmoke Crescent (near Mill & Broadfield) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to graciously accept your much needed donation of food, clothing and toys.
We ask that you remain in your cars with a mask on and simply pop your trunk, and our volunteers will take care of the rest. This year will be like no other and hopefully next year we can go back to enjoying the neighbourhood parade we’ve enjoyed for decades!
Santa has cheerfully agreed to join us, but unfortunately has to maintain his physical distance, so will just be waving and greeting from his “sleigh”. No close up pictures or contact at all please. He has to keep himself healthy in order to be able to deliver his presents on Christmas Eve!
Regardless of how this pandemic plays out for us, we know that there are thousands of Torontonians in need of our donations who are facing great hardships during these troubling times. We have to do as much as we can and then some.
I urge you to make this year a huge success and show that our community continues to think of others. Please drop by on Sunday, December 13th - the sounds of Christmas cheer will lead you to Santa’s helpers!
If it is truly impossible for you to come by to drop off your donation personally, please phone or email me and a volunteer will come by for a curbside pickup.
If you do not feel comfortable dropping off items, please donate to our Christmas Caravan charities:
- Daily Bread Food Bank: http://support.dailybread.ca/goto/MWHAChristmasCaravan
- Salvation Army: https://kettle.salvationarmy.ca/17021/fill-the-kettle-2020/101425/mwha-christmas-caravan
- Santa Claus Fund: https://www.thestar.com/initiatives/santa_claus_fund/mwha-christmas-caravan.html
Sincerely and with gratitude,
MWHA Christmas Caravan Chair
Watch exciting scenes and interviews from the 2017, 50th Christmas Caravan video below:
(Above: 50th Christmas Caravan 2017 video)