On November 18, the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services celebrated the start of the 20th annual Toy Drive, supporting families in need throughout Simcoe County.
As residents feel the financial pinch of the holiday season, Paramedics continue to remind everyone that a little can go a long way, and are encouraging residents to consider donating whatever they can afford virtually by clicking on the link. New, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items and gift cards (with the gift card value denoted) are still appreciated and can be dropped off at one of the locations listed below.
Over the previous 19 years, the Toy Drive has collected 94,263 toys, 46,442 lbs of food and more than $222,548 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County.
County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at the following County of Simcoe Paramedic Stations, where outdoor drop boxes are available:
- Alliston - 6933 Industrial Parkway, Alliston
- Angus - 1 Tree Top Street, Angus
- Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus - 110 Fairview Drive, Barrie
- 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
- Penetanguishene - 10 Robert Street West, Penetanguishene
- Stayner - 6993 Highway 26, Stayner
- Stroud - 2394 Victoria Street West, Stroud
- Wasaga Beach - 23 Oxbow Park Road, Wasaga Beach
- Washago - 401 Anchor Drive, Severn
In addition to the above, many locations across the county will also be accepting donations and pop up collection points may be in a community near you.
- County of Simcoe Museum - 1151 Highway 26, Midhurst
- Christmas Villager - 10 Coldwater Road, Coldwater
- Town of Bradford Toys for Tickets - 100 Doucette Street, Unit 7 & 8, Bradford
- Bradford West Gwillimbury Library Toys for Tickets - 425 Holland Street W, Bradford
- Clearview Township Toys for Tickets - Admin Centre - 217 Gideon Street, Stayner
For a complete list of our upcoming events click here 2022 Food & Toy Drive Event Listing