This Thanksgiving the Lowry Love Foundation was again out in the Toronto community spreading holiday cheer. The Lowry’s first visited John Innes Community Centre to distribute food to 200 families. Next they made their way to the Cabbagetown Youth Centre and served a hot Thanksgiving meal and provided groceries to families, including many who were affected by the fire at 650 Parliament St this past summer. Thank you to all the volunteers and Second Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in Canada, for their logistical partnership for this event.
On December 18th 2017, the Lowry family set out on a quest to surprise a lucky class that were rewarded for their group effort in their respective community. The grateful class from St. Stephen Catholic School were selected from a pool of participants that submitted letters explaining their mission to give back throughout the year together with their classmates. Many inspirational letters were read but St. Stephen was awarded the top prize of an early morning shopping spree with Kyle and his family. Runner-ups were awarded gift cards to help continue their excellence in the classroom and in the community.
On October 7, 2017 the Lowry family hosted two Canadian Thanksgiving turkey dinner giveaways. The first stop brought them to John Innes Community Centre where they were greeted by appreciative supporters who were excited for their Thanksgiving blessing. Next they stopped by the MSLE Launchpad where they gave out more turkeys and trimmings to insure local families had something to be thankful for this holiday season.
On December 22, 2016 the Lowry family once again surprised a group of Toronto area school students for an early holiday surprise. After hanging out with the group at their school breakfast program, the group headed out to Toys R Us for a Christmas shopping spree. The kids were overwhelmed, yet thankful, grabbing things not only for themselves but graciously thinking of others along the way. The true spirit of the season was in the air as the kids mentioned siblings, cousins, and friends while piling items high into their carts. Read more about this great event here.
December 2nd, a group of elementary school students from Our Lady of Victory got the Christmas surprise of their lives when Kyle and Ayahna Lowry walked into their cafeteria promising an unforgettable morning. They made good on that promise, taking all 35 students on an early morning shopping spree at Toys R Us. A huge thank you to the Toronto Raptors, NBA Cares, Toys R Us and most importantly, our volunteer for making this event possible.