Volunteers were about to start packing the boxes for the annual Aylmer Optimist Club Toy Drive on Dec. 19. Toy Drive Chairman Dave Dohnt said, “This town is so supportive. Everyone tells us they’re glad we are doing this for the kids. It keeps us wanting to do it every year.” For the 360 children registered, he said “They get a box full. When we have lots, we give lots.”
The staff of Goodwill’s Used Cars gathered on Dec. 17 with a sprawling pile of non-perishable food items to be picked up and taken to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard food bank. This year the annual Goodwill’s Christmas drive collected $850 worth of food and the business also donated a $500 cheque to the food bank.