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Kingston Frontenacs Launch Toy Drive

December 3, 2020 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kingston Frontenacs News Release

The Kingston Frontenacs are pleased to partner with University Hospitals Kingston Foundation to create a Toy Drive in support of Pediatrics and the Child Life Program within Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Every season, the Kingston Frontenacs have hosted an annual Teddy Bear Toss game. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, our team was unable to host this game and collect hundreds of plush toys that would have been donated to children within the surrounding area.

Fans are asked to bring new and unwrapped toys to our donation bins, which are located at The Fronts Shop (Leon's Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston, Ontario). Donations can be made on Fridays (11:00am-5:00pm) and Saturdays (11:00am-4:00pm). Items must be new and in a package that can be wiped off. NO open packages will be accepted.

Anyone that donates will receive 15% off at The Fronts Shop (in store).

Full Toy Drive Details:


The Front Shop

1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston, Ontario (Leon's Centre)


Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Suggested donations include:



Crayons and coloring books


Children's toothbrushes, hair brushes, underwear, soap

Rattles for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Gift cards (Toys R Us, Walmart or Michaels)

Tim Horton's gift cards for parents of children that are in the hospital

All donated toys will be provided to Pediatric Programs at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Special notes:

Items must be new and in a package that can be wiped off

Toys must be unwrapped

NO open packages will be accepted

Child Life Program

Through play activities, preparation and support, the Child Life team will actively engage patients and help them cope with their illness, treatment, and their time in the hospital.

This team also:

Focuses on the social and emotional impact of illness and hospitalization.

Promotes a positive hospital experience for children.

Use play as a tool for socialization, expression of feelings, and learning

Assesses the physical, social and emotional responses of the child and family to illness and hospitalization.

Provides therapeutic play to enhance coping.

Facilitates safe play environments and play programs and co-ordinates special events.

Advocates for the needs of children and families.

Collaborates with children, families, health care professionals and community agencies.

Provides supportive relationships for patients and families.

Embraces the value of play in commitment to children's health and development.

Kingston Frontenacs

Locally owned and managed the Kingston Frontenacs are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Frontenacs play home games at the Leon's Centre, which is located at 1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston, Ontario. The franchise was founded in 1973-74, then known as the Kingston Canadians. The team was renamed the Kingston Frontenacs in 1989. Visit or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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