Nearly $4700 raised in less than 24 hours.
Corner Brook really is a community driven city. Within hours of Bayfm breaking the story about toys for the Corner Brook Fire Department being destroyed, people started posting on social media. Bill Taylor is the owner of Taylor Smiles Orthodontics. He set up a facebook post offering a chance to win hundreds of dollars in gift cards for a donation to the toy drive. “We usually do something for the holidays and it just happened that we heard of the devastating news for the fire department’s toy drive, “ he says. “I purchase $400 worth of gift cards and when people come in and donate either money or a toy, they can enter to win.”
Taylor says some other businesses jumped on board right away and donated to the gift card tree also. Taylor says the draw for the gift cards will take place December 11th.
Meanwhile, the Nissan car dealership donated a thousand dollars to the toy drive and put out a challenge to other dealerships to match it. Fairway Honda and Humber Ford were quick to match. Humber Ford employees also raised another $850 out of their own pockets. Jim Pike of Access Scaffolding MATCHED Humber Fords donation as well. That’s nearly $4700 raised in less than 24 hours. The Western Kings AAA hockey team had a couple exhibition games on Monday and asked everyone to bring a toy rather than charge admission.