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County paramedics have collected more than 630 toys so far

Donations will be accepted at Orillia's Walmart on Saturday and Moonstone Santa Claus Parade on Sunday
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Simcoe County paramedics are collecting toys at various events and locations. | Dave Dawson/OrilliaMatters file photo

NEWS RELEASE
COUNTY OF SIMCOE
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County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kicked off the 20th annual Toy Drive on Nov. 18, 2022, so far collecting more than 630 toys, 80 pounds of food, and $1,350 in cash and gift cards.

The Toy Drive benefits local children and families during the holiday season. Donations, along with new, unwrapped toys and food, will be accepted at various locations across Simcoe County. Visit simcoe.ca/toydrive to learn more.

Paramedics continue to remind residents that a little goes a long way and that virtual donations can be made at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/simcoe-county-paramedic-association.

Over the next week, paramedics will be collecting donations at the following locations:

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Clearview Tree Lighting in Stayner — 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

Midland Walmart — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022

Orillia Walmart — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wasaga Beach Walmart — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coldwater Foodland — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade — begins at 5:30 p.m.

Stayner Santa Claus Parade — begins at 11 a.m.

Creemore Santa Claus Parade — begins at 1:30 p.m.

Tottenham Festival of Lights — 3 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Moonstone Santa Claus Parade — begins at 1 p.m.

Lisle Santa Claus Parade — begins at 1:30 p.m.

Donations can also be made at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst, and at all County of Simcoe Paramedic Services 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 Pkwy., Alliston
  • Angus — 1 Tree Top St., Angus
  • Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus — 110 Fairview Dr., Barrie
  • Barrie North — 667 Bayfield St., Barrie
  • Barrie Tiffin — 113 Tiffin St., Barrie
  • Beeton — 51 Main St. E., Beeton
  • Bradford — 170 Artesian Industrial Pkwy., units 6 and 7, Bradford
  • Coldwater — 1 Firehall Lane, Coldwater
  • Collingwood — 169 St. Paul St., Collingwood
  • Craighurst — 2298 Horseshoe Valley Rd., Oro-Medonte
  • Elmvale — 17 Allenwood Rd., Elmvale
  • Midland — 395 Cranston Cres., Midland
  • Orillia — 68 West St. S., Orillia
  • Penetanguishene — 10 Robert St. W., Penetanguishene
  • Stayner — 6993 Hwy. 26, Stayner
  • Stroud — 2394 Victoria St. W., Stroud
  • Wasaga Beach — 23 Oxbow Park Rd., Wasaga Beach
  • Washago — 401 Anchor Dr., Severn

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