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May 11, 2020

We’re Gathering Donations for Saskatoon’s Vulnerable

We are gathering donations of toys, games and activities to build care packages for vulnerable youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kits are being developed for kids ages 0 to 18 and are intended to make it easier for young people to stay at home and have fun while following physical distancing protocols.

New and sealed toys, games and books can be dropped off at the front doors of Rusty Macdonald Library (located in the Lawson Civic Centre at 225 Primrose Dr) on Fridays from 10am to 4pm until the end of May. Other materials like art supplies, skipping ropes, sidewalk chalk and outdoor games are also welcome. The library is unable to accept used items, anything requiring batteries or anything plush or made of fabric.

We are working with other community organizations to make and distribute these activity kits as part of the Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response. The Inter-Agency Response team is dedicated to meeting the needs of people who are especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of the COVID-19pandemic due to housing issues and food insecurity.

To date, nearly 300 kits have been made through personal and business donations, though many more are needed. For more information about the Inter-Agency Response, please visit