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Paramedic Services Toy Drive Update – Week Four

 

Midhurst/ December 7, 2018 – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kicked off the 16th annual Toy Drive on November 15, 2018, so far collecting 1,652 toys, 3,545 lbs of food and more than $4,582 in cash and gift cards.

The Toy Drive benefits local children and families during the holiday season. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at various locations and parades across Simcoe County until December 17, 2018.

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

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.

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 be collecting donations at these following events across Simcoe County throughout the holiday season:

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

Jennifer Straw
Communications Co-ordinator
County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)
Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca