Milton, ON – The 10th annual Miracle on Main toy drive charity event was an overwhelming record-breaking
success, raising over a whopping $600,000 made up from donations and sponsorship, led by presenting sponsors
Accenture and Deloitte.
This year was especially rewarding as the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) partnered with Halton Regional
Police ‘Toys for Tots’ with the hope of assisting more families across Halton Region and beyond.
$30,000 was donated to local public schools in support of mental health, wellness room, literacy, breakfast
program and inclusive classroom. Since 2015, $80,000 has been donated to public schools via the Halton
Learning Foundation. Since 2009, several millions of dollars made up from donations and sponsorships has been
raised, in support of Salvation Army, Halton Women’s Place, SickKids and McMaster Children’s Hospital.
“A lot of children from schools across Halton Region, coming together as one, is the reason for the success of this
event”, says Tiger Jeet Singh Jr., President of TJSF. “We are grateful for the support provided to us by our
volunteers, members from the Milton and Halton community, dignitaries, partners and sponsors.”
People would pass the barriers blocking off Main St and entered a wonderland of Christmas cheer. Councilor
Mike Cluett has volunteered at the event since it began, and again served as its emcee. “It’s the magic of the day.
It’s the fact we’re all giving back to people who don’t have what we have,” Cluett said. “Leading up to today,
Tiger Jr. attended several school assemblies delivering the message of inclusion, tolerance and there being
strength in diversity.”
The ‘Miracle on Main’ experience spanned over a month, starting off with Tiger Jr. attending several school
assemblies, Allandale Retirement Home, Miracle on Main event in Milton, and culminating with a second event
in the front lobby of McMaster Children’s Hospital, providing an opportunity for TJSF to bring a little Christmas
cheer to children that must remain in the hospital over the holidays.
Dignitaries that attended the event included Andrew Scheer – Leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, Lisa Raitt –
Milton MP, Parm Gill – Milton MPP, Kinga Surma – Ontario Deputy Transportation Minister, Gord Krantz –
Milton Mayor, local councilors Mike Cluett, Colin Best, Rick Di Lorenzo, Zeeshan Hamid, Kristina Tesser
Derksen, Sameera Ali, school board trustees Donna Danielli and Heather Gerrits. Also in attendance was
hockey’s greatest dad Walter Gretzky, Ric Natress of Maple Leaf Alumni and members of the Hamilton Tiger
Visit www.MiracleOnMain.ca for more information, pictures & videos from the event.