Thanks to the generosity of the community the annual holiday toy drive provided gifts to 4028 local children who would not have otherwise received anything over the holidays.
Thank you to all the individuals, corporate groups and organizations who ran their own toy drives or made donations this year. The quantity and quality of gifts donated was better than ever.
This year gifts were provided to 19 agencies including:
All donations are sincerely appreciated; however, the area of greatest need are gifts for youth ages 11 to 15. Some gift ideas for this age group include: gift cards, sports equipment, electronics, posters, calendars, journals, school supplies, backpacks, clothing (winter hats and gloves), jewelry, hair accessories, cosmetics, blankets, shower products, movies and movie passes. To assist in gift sorting please ensure your gifts are new and unwrapped.
Community groups and corporations are encouraged to spread the holiday cheer by organizing their own toy drives or donations to support the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive. For event ideas, gift ideas or more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact us. Follow us on Facebook.