Granville’s Ted Martindale leads toy drive for Good Cheer

Ted Martindale is helping Santa fill Good Cheer hampers with a toy drive in honour of his brother Denny Carr

  • Dec. 11, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Ted Martindale has set up a toy drive, Denny Carr’s Toy Drive, in honour of his brother who held a successful toy drive in Saskatoon for 17 years until his death in 1999. The city of Saskatoon was so grateful for the community efforts of Denny they erected a statue in his honour (shown right.) Ted’s toy drive will benefit Good Cheer and Willis Harper is partnering on this project as well. Denny’s son has pledged $1,000, Lorne Martindale has pledged $500 and Ted is kicking in $1,000. However, Ted is hoping to fill the coffers more with donations from the public. He plans to turn over the money to Good Cheer as they know what toys are needed for their food hampers.  Money donations can be dropped off at Granville’s Coffee House. Good Cheer packs their hampers for distribution on Dec. 19 so there’s not much time. Also non-perishable food can be dropped off at the Good Cheer depot in the old Zeller’s store in Maple Park Mall. Ted hopes this toy drive will become a tradition in the community’s annual Good Cheer campaign.

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