Simcoe County paramedics wrap up 19th annual toy drive

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County of Simcoe Paramedics collected 6,739 toys, 3,669 lbs of food, $20,350 in cash, and $3,305 in gift cards during the 19th annual Toy Drive.

“I am so proud of our Paramedics who continue to give their time and energy to help those in need and support residents who are going through tough times,” said Andrew Robert, Director and Chief, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. “COVID-19 is stillposing a challenge in our communities, and our staff have once again adapted to the situation to allow our 19th annual Toy Drive to go ahead. Between virtual and in-person donations, County Paramedics have collected gifts that will support hundreds of local families. We are so very grateful to the generous people who have donated to us this year. A huge thank you also to all the staff who ran these events, as well as the students from the Paramedic programs at Georgian College and CTS Canadian Career College who participated. Thank you all for making this year’s Toy Drive such a success.”

All donations will be distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.

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