County Of Simcoe Paramedics Launch Toy Drive

Volunteers will collect donations until December 13th

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services will be out and about throughout this holiday season collecting unwrapped new toys and food donations. They kicked off their 17th toy drive this weekend.

During the last 16 years, the Toy Drive has collected more than 78,000 toys, 30,000 lbs of food and over $155,000 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County.

“The holidays can be exceptionally stressful for families in need,” said Warden George Cornell. “We’re grateful to our generous residents and businesses who continue to support the Toy Drive each year and thankful to our Paramedics for volunteering their time to support our communities. This is truly what the holidays are all about.”

County Paramedics will be volunteering at various locations across Simcoe County until December 13.

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.

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

COUNTY OF SIMCOE PARAMEDIC STATIONS:

  • Alliston – 6933 Industrial Parkway, Alliston
  • Angus – 1 Tree Top Street, Angus
  • 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
  • Stayner – 6993 Highway 26, Stayner
  • Stroud – 2394 Victoria Street West, Stroud
  • Wasaga Beach – 23 Oxbow Park Road, Wasaga Beach
  • Washago – 401 Anchor Drive, Severn
     

The 2019 Paramedic Services Toy Drive will also be collecting donations at numerous events across Simcoe County throughout the holiday season:

November 23, 2019

Angus Santa Claus Parade – 10 a.m.

Elmvale Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade – 5 p.m.

November 24, 2019

Innisfil Santa Claus Parade – 1:30 p.m.

Waubaushene Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

November 29, 2019

Midland Walmart Collection – 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

November 30, 2019

Midland Santa Claus Parade – 9:30 a.m.

Orillia Walmart Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tottenham Vince’s Market Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tottenham Santa Claus Parade – 2:30 p.m.

Wasaga Beach Walmart Collection – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Washago Santa Claus Parade – 7 p.m.

December 1, 2019

Elmvale Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

Innisfil Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lisle Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.

December 7, 2019

Barrie Bayfield Toys R Us Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Barrie Mapleview Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Beeton Foodland Collection – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beeton Santa Claus Parade – 2 p.m.

Coldwater Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade – 5:30 p.m.

Craighurst Foodland Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stayner Santa Claus Parade – 10 a.m.

December 8, 2019

Alliston Walmart Collection – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Anten Mills Santa Claus Parade – TBA

Barrie Bayfield Toys R Us Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Barrie Bayfield Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Barrie Mapleview Walmart Collection – 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Moonstone Santa Claus Parade – 12:30 p.m.

Orillia Metro Collection – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 12, 2019

Simcoe County Museum Victorian Christmas – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

December 13, 2019

Simcoe County Museum Victorian Christmas – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.