Christmas comes early for students at Gerald McShane Elementary thanks to Generations Foundation

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WATCH: Over the holidays, Natalie and Adrian Bercovici visit different schools to deliver gifts donated through the Generations Foundation toy drive. Global's Brayden Haines brings us inside the magic at Gerald McShane Elementary in Montreal North.

Students at Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North were all smiles as they hosted the annual Generations Foundation holiday breakfast and toy giveaway.

“I’ve been pretty nice, so I hope Santa brings me something,” joked Christina Chilelli, the school’s principal.

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This year, over 5,000 toys were donated to the organization.

The month of the December is the busiest time of year for Generations Foundation’s Adrian and Natalie Bercovici, who host and cater holiday events for the less fortunate.

“We are looking forward to a day off and less stress,” Natalie Bercovici laughed.

The toy giveaway has been going on for 18 years; the couple say their goal has always been to help those in need.

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“[We want] to make sure that every child everywhere gets an opportunity, at least on meal a day,” Adrian Bercovici said.

Generations Foundation serves meals to 8,500 students in 110 schools throughout the city.

If you’d live to contribute to the holiday cheer, you can donate to the Generations Foundation 2017 Holiday Food and Toy Drive here:

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5095 Jean-Talon St. East

When you make a donation, tweet or Instagram a picture of yourself using the hashtag #MTLgives – or email it here, and we’ll share it on the news and social media.

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To make a donation to Generations Foundation, click here.