Stock Transportation has donated a bus stuffed with toys to CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish as part of the company's "Stock the Bus" campaign. The campaign is part of its company-wide Partners Beyond the Bus program, which aims to address students' growing, diverse needs and to increase the positive impact on their lives beyond school and their communities.
The CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish is one of the largest distributors of toys to those in need in the Greater Toronto Area and provides financial assistance to hundreds of agencies. This year marks the distributor's 55th anniversary.
All Stock Transportation locations across the region participated in the toy drive, with collections from mid-November to Dec. 15. Human resources manager Laura Campbell and region manager Scott Hingston delivered the bus full of toys to City TV and were featured in a news segment in which they spoke about the importance of giving back and addressing the needs of students.
“Our great drivers wanted to give back to the students they drive to school and home every day,” said Campbell in the City TV news segment. “They wanted to make sure that everyone got a gift and weren’t forgotten.”
Hingston also shared a quote from driver Martin Rellin, who is part of the Toronto East team. He said, “The feeling of joy after giving and knowing that you've made someone happy regardless of the amount, is priceless. There is magic in giving!”
Over 1,000 team members from the region participated by donating toys, as well as cash donations, which were then matched by the company.
“I am beyond grateful and amazed to see the Stock Toronto West team come together for an important community event,” said Renee Gough, general manager of Stock Transportation - West. “The team went over and beyond every expectation. Because of their thoughtfulness and determination, they stuffed a bus full of toys and have given children within the community a reason to enjoy the holiday season.”