Christmas is creeping up on us all and while I know my family will be spending time together and my son will no doubt be spoiled rotten with more toys (!) there are some children in the French Riviera region who are less fortunate.
This past weekend driving on the A8 motorway towards Mougins, I passed the péage toll at Antibes and there was a cubicle at the side of the road with a sign stating it was a ‘Drop off point for toys for Xmas’. So, I have investigated a bit more…
Burger Sotheby’s International Realty is organising a ‘Children without Christmas charity appeal’ where you can drop off unwanted toys, books and games to their offices up until 30 November. Their office locations are found here http://ht.ly/ftWtq
The toys will then be distributed via Red Cross, Secours Populaire and other charity organisations to disadvantaged children in the PACA region. Burger Sotheby’s is also partnering with Vinci Autoroutes (reseau Escota) who have set up special collection points on the autoroutes (including the one I noticed near Antibes last weekend); drop off at the autoroute collection points is until 02 December. The collection points will be in the parking area just after the toll barriers at:
– Nice Saint Isodore – A8
– Antibes – A8
– Pont de l’Etoile – A52 (direction Aix en Provence)
So, if you have any unwanted toys, games or books in good condition support this great initiative and drop them off to a Burger Sotheby’s office or one of the autoroute collection points and help make someone else’s Christmas more cheerful.