Sunwing Foundation and Hakim Optical partner to give children a Flying Start

This festive season, Sunwing Foundation and leading optical company, Hakim Optical, are teaming up to bring holiday cheer to local children in the Caribbean and Mexico. All you have to do is bring in a new or gently-used book to a participating Hakim Optical location near you between now and January 6, 2020. The donations collected at Hakim Optical locations will be flown down on board Sunwing Airlines, where they’ll be distributed to local school children in need as part of the Sunwing Foundation’s Flying Start initiative. When you make your donation, you’ll have the chance to enter into the contest to win an all inclusive vacation for two adults and two children to Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlán, Mexico.

Everyone who donates also receives a $50 Hakim Optical gift card to be used against the purchase of prescription eyeglasses.

Thank you for your support.

The Sunwing Flying Start initiative aims to provide students in the destinations that Sunwing serves with all the essential tools and building blocks for a successful education. To find out more about the Sunwing Foundation, click here.

Looking for a Hakim location where you can drop off your gently used children’s books? Please see a list of participating locations below:

Store Locations


65 Kingston Road East Unit 8-3, L1S 7J4 905-619-6969


10045 Hurontario Street, Building A, L6Z 0E6 905-840-5805


790 Guelph Line, M1T 3G8 905-637-3807


1583 Main Street East, L8H 1C4 905-545-1682


9222 Keele Street, L4K 5A3 905-303-2020


CF Markville 5000 Highway 7, L3R 4M9 905-475-8860


Square One Shopping Centre 100 City Centre Drive, Unit 1-720, L4B 2C9 905-896-9900


17335 Yonge Street, Unit 1, L3Y 8Z2 905-830-9900


Oshawa Centre 419 King Street West, Unit 4110, L1J 2K5 905-576-2112


Pickering Town Centre 1355 Kingston Road, Unit 0177, L1V 1B8 905-831-2874

Richmond Hill

9325 Yonge Street, L4C 0A9 905-508-7604

Toronto Downtown

The Thompson Building 65 Queen Street West, M5H 2M5 416-869-3030

Toronto Etobicoke

Woodbine Mall and Fantasy Fair 500 Rexdale Boulevard, Unit J12, M9W 6K5 416-213-8880

Toronto High Park

2243 Bloor Street West, M6S 1N8 647-288-0689

Toronto Midtown

3145 Yonge Street, M4N 2K9 416-486-3937

Toronto North York

5643 Yonge Street, M2M 3T2 416-224-1400

Toronto Scarborough

3430 Lawrence Avenue East, M1H 1A9 416-439-5351


114 Dundas Street East, L1N 2H7 905-430-0349