Family Over Fame Launches Holiday Toy Drive for Children in Need at HRM – Halifax | The Canadian News

A lifestyle clothing brand with roots in Nova Scotia has launched a toy drive for children in need this holiday season.

Family Over Fame was launched in the far north of Halifax five years ago with the goal of fighting poverty and division by creating economic sustainability within the community. He also strives to provide employment opportunities and put the community first.

Alex “Cunny” Ross, the founder of Family Over Fame, said this is just another way they are putting the community first.

“You always put your family first, never forget where you come from,” Ross told Global News during the toy drive launch Tuesday. “That is what we are doing with this.”

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Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the organization was unable to host its annual Family Fame Day at Uniacke Square due to the pandemic, Ross said.

“We wanted to make it up and give back to the community, give back to the children and the Far North and just spread that positive message about mutual aid.”

During the launch of the toy drive, more than a dozen wrapped gifts were donated. Ross said he is already noticing the widespread desire to donate from the community.

“It’s going very well,” he said.

“We will also receive more gifts. The message is spreading like wildfire on social media. … It is working very well and people share it and want to help children have Christmas presents under their tree. “

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Family Over Fame requests new or used wrapped gifts in good condition, suitable for boys and girls of all ages. They can be dropped off at any time at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library anytime it is open through December 21.

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“Just be sure to wrap it up. Just say who it could be for: a 16-year-old boy, an eight-year-old girl, and then we’ll take care of the rest, ”Ross said.

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