Have you ever seen a child transform building blocks into a royal kingdom? Or a plastic doll into a famous celebrity? It’s as if those toys have some sort of magic in them. As adults, we know that it’s really the power of imagination that is responsible for making kids’ toys come to life, but wasn’t it wonderful to possess such a creative power when you were young?
I remember receiving one very special Christmas present when I was about 6 or 7 years old. It was a grey and black Talkboy tape recorder, the exact same one that Kevin McCallister used in Home Alone 2. I was so elated, I couldn’t believe this recorder was mine. The gift meant a lot to me because I loved writing and reporting on news, and with this recorder I became a “legitimate reporter” who got the scoop on every story that took place in my home and my neighbourhood. It was in a sense, magical.
That feeling I got when I received my tape recorder is exactly the feeling Shulman Law Firm hopes to provide hundreds of other children through our toy and gift drive.
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As some of our readers may already know, our annual toy drive has a special place in our hearts here at Shulman Law Firm – precisely because we all have warm childhood memories that were formed during this special time of the year. To think that there are children and teenagers in our community who will be reminded of how little they have during the winter holidays, and parents who are heartbroken about being unable to give their children something extra during those festive December weeks, makes us very sad, and so we’re launching our fourth annual Toy Drive today to ensure we can spread happiness and joy to as many families as possible.
We’re proud to be working in collaboration with Toronto Police Service’s 32 Division again, and we are pretty confident that we will be able to surpass our previous record and provide them with more than 10 boxes of toys and gifts this year.
Both our King West and North York offices will be collecting gifts until December 9. You can track the progress of the Toy Drive through Facebook and Twitter, or stop by one of our locations to make your own donation.