KFC Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza Toy and Food Drive

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

KFC is once again proud to team up with the Sal­va­tion Army and the Min­istry of So­cial Trans­for­ma­tion to spread joy this Christ­mas sea­son. This year will be the fourth an­nual Toy Drive pre­sented by KFC.

The pop­u­lar­ity of the pro­mo­tion has mo­ti­vated the or­gan­is­ers to make it a non-per­ish­able food drive, in ad­di­tion to the orig­i­nal toy drive, which is ex­pected to as­sist in Do­minica re­lief ef­forts. For the first two years of this an­nual pro­mo­tion, KFC and other par­tic­i­pat­ing spon­sors hosted a Christ­mas party for un­der­priv­i­leged peo­ple in var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties. At these events, chil­dren were treated to snacks, games and toys.

Last year, the or­gan­is­ers de­cided to make it a more pub­lic event, host­ing the Christ­mas party, now called ‘The Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza’, at the Derek Wal­cott Square in Cas­tries. Over 250 un­der­priv­i­leged kids are trans­ported from var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties to the fun-filled char­ity event. There they are pre­sented with gifts from spon­sors, all in the Christ­mas spirit.

The Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza is free to the gen­eral pub­lic. Food and drinks will be on sale, and all con­tri­bu­tions will be do­nated to the Sal­va­tion Army to raise funds for its var­i­ous an­nual pro­grammes. At the event the chil­dren will have the op­por­tu­nity to play games, take pic­tures with Santa Claus and en­joy live en­ter­tain­ment. This year the Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza will be held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 16 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Toys and non-per­ish­able food items can be dropped off un­til De­cem­ber 11 at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions: Sal­va­tion Army (Cas­tries), the Rhythm FM Of­fice and the DBS of­fice.

This pro­mo­tion is pre­sented by KFC, with plat­inum sponsor Dig­i­cel. Other spon­sors in­clude Pine­hill, S&S, Fer­rands Dairy and M&C Drug­store. The drive is hosted by Rhythm 95.5, Blazin 99.3 and DBS.

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