Antonio's Toy Drive
annual results from our fundraiser
Antonio's 10th Annual Toy Drive
Antonio's 9th Annual Toy Drive (2016 RESULTS)
THANK YOU TO THESE GROUP OF STARS WHO STEPPED IN TO COLLECT TOYS IN ANTONIO'S HONOUR. ALL TOYS WERE DELIVERED TO TORONTO SICK KIDS HOSPITAL AND BRAMPTON CIVIC HOSPITAL.
Cristina's Tortina Shop, Project 321 Peel, Hellenic Paradosi Dance Company, Alyesbury school AND the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Collectively we were able to donate over 400 toys!!!!!!
A huge thank you to Executive Aide for jump starting our campaign once again this year with a successful charity golf tournament in honour of Antonio, with proceeds going to Camp Oochigeas, a camp that provides a magical experience for children with and affected by cancer. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE. The tournament raised $3500
and our online campaign raised $5050 for Camp Ooch as well! Over $8000!!!!
Antonio's 8th Annual Toy Drive (2015 RESULTS)
RIDE FOR HEROES in support of Camp Ooch! This dynamic duo completed the challenge, riding to Niagara in a day, raising funds for such a great cause dear to our hearts! Click here to read their story and donate to this wonderful organization! - UPDATE: What a challenge! They did it! They even got there before me, and I was in a car...... Thank you to all who donated, we raised more than our goal of $2000. Way to go Trina and Siobhan!
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT AUGUST 2015.... Great turnout, great weather and a "HOLE" lot of fun! Thank you to Executive Aide and all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and players! Funds of $2500 raised were donated to Camp Oochigeas!
CALENDAR 2016 - A huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out to assist us on set, the models and their families, and of course the talented Trina Hoadley for all her hard work! Proceeds from sales will go to Special Olympics and Camp Oochigeas.
Antonio's 7th Annual Toy Drive (2014 RESULTS)
This years fundraiser raised over $11000! Congratulations!
The response to our Heroes Calendar was overwhelming! They went fast! Congratulations to Trina Hoadley Photography, we cant thank you enough for all that you do! And to Mirella Marketing for helping us put this together! We not only appreciate all those who purchased our beautiful calendar but went out and sold copies on our behalf! We have the most amazing supporters and sponsors!! Proceeds from sales went to DSAT, Camp Ooch and Special Olympics.
Our online campaign to date has generated $7600 for the Active Start Program, Special Olympics. Another location has already opened up for little special athletes. Amazing!
We are forever grateful for all the love, support, thoughts and prayers. Thank you for making this another successful year! We wish you all a happy new year, full of love, happiness, good health and peace.
Greg & Helen Psarologos
Antonio's 6th Annual Toy Drive (2013 RESULTS)
With another succesful year behind us, we would like to thank everyone who played a part in our fundraiser. The food was great! Toopy & Binoo were a hit with the children and parents alike!
ANTONIO'S 6TH TOY DRIVE RAISED OVER $6000 AND OVER 300 TOYS FOR SURREY PLACE CENTRE. IN ADDITION THROUGH THE SALE OF OUR CALENDAR AND BRACELETS, PROCEEDS OF OVER $2000 WERE RAISED FOR CIRCLE 21. THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Antonio's Annual Toy Drive (2008-2012)
In 2008 we thought it would be a great idea to get family and friends together just before the holidays all in one place. We added the toy drive as a reminder as to what the holidays are about and to begin teaching our daughter about the gift of giving. So in 2008, after a horrible blizzard we gathered at Extreme Fun Indoor Playground, and with the attendance of 15 people, we were still able to fill up two trucks of toys to the local fire department. 2009 had a better turn out, with approx 50 people in attendance, and almost 200 toys!
In 2010 after the birth of our son Antonio, we changed the event name in his honour and began to fundraise for Surrey Place Centre. It was our third year, and with approx 85 people in attendance we raised over $8000 and many many developmental toys for the infancy program.
In 2011, we were chosen as the feature family in their annual report, and had the opportunity to share our story. It was time to get a bigger venue, and we can proudly share that we raised over $12,000 and over 150 toys! In addition to the toy registry at the centre for clients and their siblings, some of the proceeds have been allocated to the renovation of the playground area at Surrey Place Centre, so thank you thank you thank you for your generosity.
In 2012, I was presented with the June Callwood Award. In addition, our family received a plaque in appreciation of our fundraising efforts at a beautiful ceremony. We share these achievements with all the volunteers, sponsors, donors, friends and family because we couldn't have done any of it without you.
Thank you to my family who keep me inspired to keep going!