TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors are partnering with The Salvation Army to try and bring some joy to the holiday season.

On Friday, November 30 the Raptors will host the Kettle Awareness Night as they host the Phoenix Suns at Air Canada Centre (ACC).

The awareness night is part of a campaign to encourage Raptors fans to donate toys. Toys for all ages are appreciated, but this year officials say there is a special need for toys for young teens.

From November 25-December 21 Raptors fans can drop off toys at all gates during all Raptors games at the ACC.

The November 30 awareness night will feature The Salvation Army Christmas Brass Ensemble as well as The Salvation Army North York Temple Brass Band.

MLSE will be participating in the Kettle Campaign in several ways, as the Leafs Mobile Fan Zone, Leafs alumni and team mascots will participate in the official Salvation Army Christmas In The Square event at Dundas Square on November 30 at 6 p.m.

Later in December, MLSE staff will participate in bell-ringing and donation collections at the Eaton Centre, as well as assisting with the sorting of donated toys at the Salvation Army’s warehouse.

The Christmas Kettle Campaign 2012 goal is $3 million.