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Paramedic Services Toy Drive Update – Week Two

 

Midhurst/ November 22, 2018 – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kicked off the 16th annual Toy Drive on November 17, 2018, to-date collecting 484 toys, 320 lbs of food, and $459 in cash and gift card donations.

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.

Paramedics will be collecting donations at the following locations this weekend:

November 23, 2018
Collingwood Walmart Collection - 5 to 8 p.m.
Midland Walmart Collection - 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
 
November 24, 2018
Alliston Santa Claus Parade - 6 p.m.
Collingwood Walmart Collection – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Midland Santa Claus Parade - 10 a.m.
Tottenham Vince's Market Collection - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tottenham Santa Claus Parade - 3 p.m.
Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade - 5 p.m.
Washago Santa Claus Parade - 6:30 p.m.

November 25, 2018
Alliston Zehrs Collection - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Innisfil Santa Claus Parade - 1:30 p.m.
Waubaushene Santa Claus Parade - 1 p.m.

Donations can be made at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. to 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).

In addition to the previously listed venues, the 2018 Paramedic Services Toy Drive will also be collecting donations at these following events across Simcoe County throughout the holiday season:

December 1, 2018
Barrie Ideal Hobbies Collection - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beeton Foodland Plaza Collection - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Beeton Santa Claus Parade - 3 p.m.
Coldwater Foodland Collection - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coldwater Santa Claus Parade - 5:30 p.m.
Creemore Santa Claus Parade - 1 p.m.
Innisfil Foodland Collection - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stayner Santa Claus Parade - 10 a.m.

December 2, 2018
Alliston Walmart Collection - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elmvale Santa Claus Parade - 1 p.m.
Lisle Santa Claus Parade - 1 p.m.

December 8, 2018
Barrie Toys R Us (Bayfield Street) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barrie Walmart (Bayfield Street) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barrie Walmart (Mapleview Drive) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wasaga Beach Walmart Collection - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 9, 2018
Barrie Toys R Us (Bayfield Street) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barrie Walmart (Bayfield Street) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barrie Walmart (Mapleview Drive) Collection - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

December 13 and 14, 2018
Simcoe County Museum Victorian Christmas - 6 to 9 p.m.

December 15, 2018
Craighurst Foodland Collection - 10 a.m. to 2 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:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile) 
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca

Jennifer Straw
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)
Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca