A person never stands as tall as when they kneel to help a child.
Canadian Harvest was founded in the Spring of 2004 as a non-political, not-for-profit division of The Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company, Inc. of New York ("Stryker-Indigo"). Its mission was to provide toys and games to disadvantaged children. That same year, Canadian Harvest, instituted a pilot program where it supplied toys and games to schools working with autistic children in the New York - Long Island region. In 2004, though the Long Island program was still in its infancy, Canadian Harvest succeeded in making four large donations of toys and merchandise, valued at US$8,000, to Long Island schools.
On September 2, 2005, The Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company, Inc. announced that they had created the "Cajun-Christmas New Orleans Toy Drive" and had donated US$30,000 of their current inventory of sports merchandise, books, videos, and DVDs to be used for Christmas 2005 and birthday gifts for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. The inventory, in storage in Hicksville, New York, was distributed in December, 2005 and early January 2006 through the New York City Salvation Army headquarters, The U.S. Marine's Toys for Tots Drive in Garden City, New York, The Society of Friends School in Westbury, New York to families impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
On Friday January 6, 2006, Canadian Harvest donated US$5,400 worth of retail product to needy families in the New York City area as part of the Three Kings Night celebrations. The items, intended as gifts to disadvantaged children, were distributed through the New York City Citizen's Action Center for the Comptroller and the YMCA. On January 15, 2006 Stryker-Indigo's Canadian Harvest Program became part of The Black Ice Project.
Canadian Harvest will continue to work to bring joy to disadvantaged children regardless of a child's race, age, or religious beliefs.
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