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County of Simcoe Paramedic Services launch 2019 Toy Drive

 

Midhurst/November 15, 2019 – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kick off their annual Toy Drive starting November 15, 2019. The 17th County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive seeks donations of new, unwrapped toys for local children and families during the holiday season. County Paramedics will be volunteering at various locations across Simcoe County until December 13.

During the last 16 years, the Toy Drive has collected more than 78,000 toys, 30,000 lbs of food and over $155,000 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County.

“The holidays can be exceptionally stressful for families in need," said Warden George Cornell. “We're grateful to our generous residents and businesses who continue to support the Toy Drive each year and thankful to our Paramedics for volunteering their time to support our communities. This is truly what the holidays are all about."

All Toy Drive donations are distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. Residents are asked for their continued generosity and support in helping those most in need in our region.

Donations can be made at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at all County of Simcoe Paramedic stations, where outdoor drop boxes are now available (please do not leave monetary donations in drop boxes – only non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys).

COUNTY OF SIMCOE PARAMEDIC STATIONS:

  • Alliston - 6933 Industrial Parkway, Alliston
  • Angus - 1 Tree Top Street, Angus
  • Barrie North - 667 Bayfield Street, Barrie
  • Barrie Tiffin - 113 Tiffin Street, Barrie
  • Beeton - 51 Main Street East, Beeton
  • Bradford - 170 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Units 6 & 7, Bradford
  • Coldwater - 1 Firehall Lane, Coldwater
  • Collingwood - 169 St. Paul Street, Collingwood
  • Craighurst - 2298 Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
  • Elmvale - 17 Allenwood Road, Elmvale
  • Midland - 395 Cranston Crescent, Midland
  • Orillia - 68 West Street, Orillia
  • Stayner - 6993 Highway 26, Stayner
  • Stroud - 2394 Victoria Street West, Stroud
  • Wasaga Beach - 23 Oxbow Park Road, Wasaga Beach
  • Washago - 401 Anchor Drive, Severn

The 2019 Paramedic Services Toy Drive will also be collecting donations at numerous events across Simcoe County throughout the holiday season:

November 15, 2019
Collingwood Walmart Collection – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

November 16, 2019
Alliston Santa Claus Parade – 6 p.m.
Bradford Santa Claus Parade – 6:30 p.m.
Collingwood Walmart Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Collingwood Santa Claus Parade – 5 p.m.

November 17, 2019
Orillia Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

November 23, 2019
Angus Santa Claus Parade – 10 a.m.
Elmvale Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade – 5 p.m.

November 24, 2019
Innisfil Santa Claus Parade – 1:30 p.m.
Waubaushene Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

November 29, 2019
Midland Walmart Collection – 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

November 30, 2019
Midland Santa Claus Parade – 9:30 a.m.
Orillia Walmart Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tottenham Vince's Market Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tottenham Santa Claus Parade – 2:30 p.m.
Wasaga Beach Walmart Collection – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Washago Santa Claus Parade – 7 p.m.

December 1, 2019
Elmvale Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.
Innisfil Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lisle Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

December 7, 2019
Barrie Bayfield Toys R Us Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Barrie Mapleview Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Beeton Foodland Collection – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beeton Santa Claus Parade – 2 p.m.
Coldwater Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Coldwater Santa Claus Parade – 5:30 p.m.
Craighurst Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stayner Santa Claus Parade – 10 a.m.

December 8, 2019
Alliston Walmart Collection – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Anten Mills Santa Claus Parade – TBA
Barrie Bayfield Toys R Us Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Barrie Bayfield Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Barrie Mapleview Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Moonstone Santa Claus Parade – 12:30 p.m.
Orillia Metro Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 12, 2019
Simcoe County Museum Victorian Christmas – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

December 13, 2019
Simcoe County Museum Victorian Christmas – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

*Events are subject to change and additional locations may be added throughout the Toy Drive.

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.­­­­­­

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CONTACTS

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1030
705-715-7654 (mobile)
Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca