Miracle on Main raised more than $850K for needy people in Milton, Oakville, Burlington during holiday season

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Published January 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm

The Miracle on Main fundraising drive raised more than $850,000 for people in need in Halton.

A partnership between the police and a charity raised more than $850,000 for youth, women and families in need in Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills during the holiday season.

The Miracle on Main toy drive was a combined effort between the Halton Regional Police Service and Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation to ensure as many people as possible were able to enjoy the Christmas holiday.

Approximately 45 businesses and community partners donated to this year’s campaign. The toys and gift cards collected were donated to families in need across the Halton Region and to several Halton community organizations including Salvation Army Chapters, Halton Women’s Place, CMHA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, faith-based organizations and Halton elementary schools, among others.

“A simple gesture of kindness can leave an impression on a child to last a lifetime and that’s what Miracle on Main hopes to achieve each year,” said Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., president of the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation.

“Given we were not able to hold a live event again this year due to the pandemic, I am simply blown away by the amazing support from the community and record number of businesses collecting toys and promoting the message of inclusion.”

Volunteers from both the police and the foundation collected, packed and delivered the donated items.

“Community safety and well-being is a shared responsibility, and it is great to see so many people and organizations step up to do their part,” said deputy chief of the Halton police Roger Wilkie.

“The success of the Miracle on Main initiative demonstrates what is possible when our community comes together to help others.”

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