Watch for Simcoe County Paramedics at Santa Claus Parades around the region. Greg Sharpe, the lead elf in this effort, notes every toy they collect and every dollar and food item they bring in, stays in the community in which it’s collected…
In the 14 years since this time drive began 67 thousand toys have been collected along with 20thousand pounds of food and 126 thousand dollars in cash and gift cards.
The 2017 Paramedic Services Toy Drive will be collecting donations at numerous events across Simcoe County throughout the holiday season
December 17, 2017
Orillia Walmart – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations can also be dropped off at paramedic stations around the county.
SIMCOE COUNTY 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 – 49 Raglan St., Collingwood (Sunset Manor)
· Craighurst – 2298 Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro
· Elmvale – 7 Patterson Street, Elmvale
· Midland – 395 Cranston Crescent, Midland
· Orillia – 820 Memorial Avenue, Orillia / 68 West Street, Orillia effective Nov 17
· Stayner – 6993 Highway 26, R.R. #2, Stayner
· Stroud – 2394 Victoria Street West, Stroud
· Wasaga Beach – 23 Oxbow Park Road, Wasaga Beach
· Washago – 401 Anchor Drive, Severn
Donations can also be made at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at all Simcoe County 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). The Simcoe County Museum has also set up a Giving Tree as part of their new All I Wanted for Christmas Exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to place under the tree in support of the Toy Drive.