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2020 County of Simcoe Paramedic Toy Drive receives overwhelming community support

 

Midhurst/January 8, 2021 – On December 18th, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services announced it had wrapped and tied a bow on its 18th annual Toy Drive; however, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Simcoe County residents, donations continued to roll in throughout the holiday season.

All told, 5,994 toys, 5,694 lbs of foo​d, $32,178.05 in cash and $4,655 in gift cards were received and shared with those in need throughout the region, making this our most successful Toy Drive to date.

With this year's new totals, the Toy Drive has collected 90,259 toys, 42,874 lbs of food, and approximately $209,090 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County over the last 18 years.

​​All donations have been distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, with new donations received during the holiday season provided to Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions to help provide birthday gifts for children in need throughout the year.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

CONTACTS:​

Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)
​Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)
Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca