Don’t Take the Toys Away

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Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Play has never been so important

Holy cabin fever!  We’re months into social isolation so it’s no surprise that our souls are starting to feel as raw as our well-washed hands.

For adults, we can keep ourselves busy (bring on binge watching and endless scrolling), but for the kiddos, this new reality is a big change and likely a difficult adjustment.

The Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) supports hundreds of parents with kids under the age of six every year.  Many parents in the Parkdale neighbourhood rely on their drop-in programs for parenting advice and support, and the kids rely on the programs for access to all sorts of fun and toys – a luxury they don’t always have at home.

How you can help

With parenting programs on pause, so many of the kids they support don’t have access to toys right now.  Kids without toys?!  Nah ah, nope! We’re pooling funds for low cost and easy to transport toys for these families.  We’re also doing pick up requests for age appropriate (0-6yrs) used toys in great condition.  In other words, all pieces are accounted for and no food, puke or other gross kiddy stuff is caked on.  Oh and they need to be washed down and covid-free! 🙂



Note:  Free pick ups are offered in the Parkdale / High Park / Junction / King West ish area on Thursday July 9th from 9-11am.

$190.00 of $300.00 target

6 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
July 9, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Operating out of the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, the Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) provides parenting, nutrition, resource and informational support to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years living in the Parkdale – High Park – Bloor/Dufferin neighbourhoods.

Services are offered to families living on low or no income, newcomer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, as well as youths who are parenting. Last year they helped 205 families plan for a healthy birth through their prenatal program and supported 175 families with 320 children through various postnatal programs and infant feeding programs. Their support services help to reduce the stressors on new families and encourage the healthy development of children in our community.
Location: 
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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