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Paramedics' toy drive continues! Here's where and when you can donate

The toy drive benefits local children and families this holiday season
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South Simcoe police Const. Ashley Keveva unloads some big stuffed animals. Jenni Dunning/BradfordToday

NEWS RELEASE
COUNTY OF SIMCOE
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MIDHURST – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kicked off the 17th annual Toy Drive on Nov. 13, 2019, so far collecting 10,260 toys, 730 lbs of food and almost $1,500 in cash and gift cards.

The Toy Drive benefits local children and families during the holiday season. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at various locations and parades across Simcoe County until Dec. 13, 2019.

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

Dec. 6, 2019

  • Alliston Zehrs Collection – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 7, 2019

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Creemore Santa Claus Parade – 1:30 p.m.
  • Stayner Santa Claus Parade – 10 a.m.

Dec. 8, 2019

  • Alliston Walmart Collection – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Anten Mills Santa Claus Parade – 1 p.m.
  • 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.

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 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 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
  • 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

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