Simcoe County paramedics have wrapped up their 18th annual toy drive.
More than three-thousand toys, nearly six-thousand pounds of food,
$25,536 in cash and $3,000 in gift cards were donated.
“The generosity shown by local residents through their donations of tens of thousands of dollars in toys, food and cash during this year’s Toy Drive is an excellent demonstration of our character, strength and resiliency,” said Warden George Cornell.
With this year’s totals, the Toy Drive has collected 87,524 toys, 42,773 lbs of food, and approximately $200,893 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County over the last 18 years.
“I am so proud of our County of Simcoe Paramedics who once again gave their time and energy to help those in need and provide for struggling residents during a pandemic. COVID-19 has challenged us all to stand together as one community and this year’s results have been truly outstanding,” said Andrew Robert, Director and Chief, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.
All donations will be distributed to local children and families in need. Charities supported by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive include the Salvation Army, Wasaga Beach Kinettes, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, and several local food banks including those in Elmvale, Tottenham, Orillia and Wasaga Beach.