County of Simcoe Paramedic Services wrapped up its 15th annual Toy Drive, having collected 5,832 toys, 4,436 lbs of food, and $19,026 in cash and gift cards – making 2017 one of the most successful drives ever.
“Another tremendous year of generosity and kindness demonstrated by our citizens," said Warden Gerry Marshall. “I can't say enough about the outstanding efforts of our Paramedics who volunteer their time to make the Toy Drive possible each year. Thank you to everyone who donated and contributed to this amazing cause."
With this year's totals, the Toy Drive has collected 72,832 toys, 24,436 lbs of food, and approximately $145,026 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County over the last 15 years.
All Toy Drive donations are distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with Simcoe County Paramedic Services. Charities supported by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive include the Salvation Army, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connections, Holy Martyrs of Japan, Coldwater Sharing Place, Elmvale Food Bank, Wasaga Beach Food Bank and Wasaga Beach Kinnettes.