Giant Tiger: Angel Tree Supports GBF

Giant Tiger has its Angel Tree in support of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund on display in store. The wishes of local residents are written on angel ornaments on the tree, displayed by, from left, Krystyna Day, Bev Zwarts, and Amy Dancer.


It’s the season of giving, and Giant Tiger is not immune to it.

For the 10th year in a row, the Angel Tree has been set up to collect and distribute gifts to the Grimsby Benevolent Fund and the families they help.

“We’ve been part of the Angel Tree program since we opened our doors,” said Garry Brown, the owner of the Giant Tiger franchise in downtown Grimsby. “Last year, we provided gifts for about 200 families, and this year we’re hoping for a similar result.”

The Angel Tree is a program that provides gifts for families during the holidays. The families write what they would like as a gift on a piece of paper, with the depiction of an angel on it, which is then hung on a tree that resides in the back of the Giant Tiger store.

People walking in to the store can then select an angel from the tree, and make dona-tions to fill in the wish list.

“It’s really just whatever you can do from the goodness of your heart,” said Brown. “It’s not mandatory by any stretch.


What’s important is that we are helping the people in our community.”

The Giant Tiger is located at 36 Main Street West in Grimsby, and the angel tree will be on display until December 14.