Sixteen-year-old twins from Oshawa celebrating a birthday this month, decided to break away from the traditional “Sweet 16” gifts in favour of helping their community.
Instead of birthday presents this year, Savannah and Micayla Sewell asked their friends and family members to donate to the DRPS Food and Toy Drive.
The girls managed to collect over 200 brand new toys for families across the region with students from their high school, Maxwell Heights in Oshawa, also giving generously.
The girls attended Regional Headquarters in Whitby this week with family members, including younger sister Shania, with the truck load of toys. They were joined by DRPS Deputy Chief Scott Burns and Inspector Bruce Townley as they unloaded the toys into the Food and Toy Drive Sleigh.
Micayla and Savannah say they didn’t need birthday presents and were so happy to be able to this for the many people in need across Durham Region this holiday season.
DRPS thanks Savannah and Micayla for their generosity and encourages members of the community to donate food and toy items at any police or fire station across the region.
thumb (JPG file, 42.7K bytes)
Savannah and Micayla with the loaded sleigh (JPG file, 297.7K bytes)
Deputy Burns checks out the donations with Savanah, Micayla and family members (JPG file, 318.6K bytes)