North York Christmas light display raises funds for SickKids

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 North York Mirror

As they’ve done for some 20 years, Pat and Amatore De Sario’s Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue area home will be brightly lit this holiday season, with the goal of collecting donations for The Hospital for Sick Children.

Throughout the month, the exterior of the Benjamin Boake Trail home will be lit up with thousands of LED lights and countless inflatable decorations.

The family spent time at the downtown hospital after their daughter, Angela, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes years ago, and this is their way of giving back. A collection box is situated out front, along with a book for visitors to sign.

To date, about $165,000 has been raised for the hospital.

SickKids will park its milk and cookies food truck outside of the home Saturday, Dec. 23 starting at 6 p.m., and every $10 donation toward the treats for Santa will go to the family’s fundraising efforts.

The DeSario’s and their abundance of decor were featured last year on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight, which saw four families, who decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas, compete for $50,000 each episode. Though the North York family didn’t win, it was the first time a Canadian family had been profiled on the show.

North York Christmas light display raises funds for SickKids

Home features thousands of LED lights, inflatables

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 North York Mirror

As they’ve done for some 20 years, Pat and Amatore De Sario’s Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue area home will be brightly lit this holiday season, with the goal of collecting donations for The Hospital for Sick Children.

Throughout the month, the exterior of the Benjamin Boake Trail home will be lit up with thousands of LED lights and countless inflatable decorations.

The family spent time at the downtown hospital after their daughter, Angela, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes years ago, and this is their way of giving back. A collection box is situated out front, along with a book for visitors to sign.

To date, about $165,000 has been raised for the hospital.

SickKids will park its milk and cookies food truck outside of the home Saturday, Dec. 23 starting at 6 p.m., and every $10 donation toward the treats for Santa will go to the family’s fundraising efforts.

The DeSario’s and their abundance of decor were featured last year on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight, which saw four families, who decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas, compete for $50,000 each episode. Though the North York family didn’t win, it was the first time a Canadian family had been profiled on the show.

North York Christmas light display raises funds for SickKids

Home features thousands of LED lights, inflatables

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 North York Mirror

As they’ve done for some 20 years, Pat and Amatore De Sario’s Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue area home will be brightly lit this holiday season, with the goal of collecting donations for The Hospital for Sick Children.

Throughout the month, the exterior of the Benjamin Boake Trail home will be lit up with thousands of LED lights and countless inflatable decorations.

The family spent time at the downtown hospital after their daughter, Angela, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes years ago, and this is their way of giving back. A collection box is situated out front, along with a book for visitors to sign.

To date, about $165,000 has been raised for the hospital.

SickKids will park its milk and cookies food truck outside of the home Saturday, Dec. 23 starting at 6 p.m., and every $10 donation toward the treats for Santa will go to the family’s fundraising efforts.

The DeSario’s and their abundance of decor were featured last year on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight, which saw four families, who decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas, compete for $50,000 each episode. Though the North York family didn’t win, it was the first time a Canadian family had been profiled on the show.