On December 11, 2010, the owners and staff at DirectBuy of Barrie, in association with Rock 95 and Kool FM radio stations, will be collecting unwrapped toys that will go to several local charities for distribution to families in need. As part of the event, both members as well as the general public are invited to visit the DirectBuy of Barrie location from 1:00pm to 5:00pm to donate a toy that will most certainly put a smile on the face of a deserving child this holiday season.
“Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to give than to help a family in need by putting a present under the tree for a child who wouldn’t otherwise receive one,” said Christine Demarsh, owner of DirectBuy of Barrie. “The stimulation, happiness and memories that toys provide are very important to the growth of children, and we’re helping to put toys into the hands of those who would otherwise have never gotten them.”
For 20 years, Rock 95 and Kool FM have been helping the community through their Toy Drive efforts to help give families and their children in central Ontario a more enjoyable Christmas. In fact, more than 10,000 toys are distributed annually and more than 5,000 children and families in the region are assisted by their efforts each year.
If you’re unable to make it to DirectBuy of Barrie during the event but still wish to donate a toy or financial assistance, you may drop off a new, unwrapped toy – or make a monetary donation – at the Rock 95 / Kool FM station or anywhere that you see Rock 95 / Kool FM coin box. All toys and monetary donations stay in the communities where they were donated, meaning that those toys and donations made in Barrie will benefit Barrie families in need.
“It’s important that these toy drives are available for those families in our community who find it very difficult to provide their children with presents and toys during the Holidays,” said Demarsh. “We are proud to be involved in such a needed cause.”
DirectBuy of Barrie, located in Bayfield Mall at 320 Bayfield St., in Barrie, Ontario, offers consumers thousands of items including kitchen cabinets, flat-screen televisions and major appliances from more than 500 manufacturers or their authorized suppliers.
To assist members with their home renovation projects, DirectBuy of Barrie employs product specialists who are specially trained in one of five areas of merchandise: Home Furnishings, Home Improvement, Flooring, Entertainment/Outdoor, and Accessories. Additionally, members benefit from the use of a children’s play area, café and a members’ lounge to relax in while shopping.
Consumers who are interested in joining DirectBuy are encouraged to attend an exclusive Open House event, which is designed to educate families about DirectBuy’s unique business model. The Open House also helps consumers better understand how DirectBuy members avoid traditional retail markup when purchasing brand-name merchandise.
Since 1971, DirectBuy has been showing hundreds of thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes –from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories, and much, much more. With more than 145 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to more than 500 brand-name manufacturers or their authorized suppliers in Canada.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, visit www.directbuycares.com. Consumers interested in seeing DirectBuy’s savings, service, and selection up close may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting www.directbuy.com or www.directbuycares.com.