The mission of the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive is to ensure every local child has an opportunity to unwrap a gift of their own over the holidays.All donations are distributed directly to local families, institutions and community agencies supporting children and youth in Oakville and Halton Region.
The 2017 toy drive was very successful in supporting 18 organizations and providing gifts to 3,576 local children and youth in need who would not have received a gift otherwise. Increased donations each year brings us closer to meeting our mission of ensuring every child receives something over the holidays.
After several years of work with media partners, social media and corporate supporters, give donations for older ages has increased.
On behalf of our members and the following charities, thank you for your support.
The Oaklands Apartments
Kerr Street Mission
Oakville Salvation Army
Halton Childrens Aid Society
Bg Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
Military Family Resource Centre
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Syl Apps Youth Centre
Halton Women's Place
Home Suite Hope
Rolling Horses Bicycle Outreach
Safety Net Services
Birch Glen Co-operative Homes
Glen Oaks Co-operative Homes
Mariposa Co-operative Homes
Halton Community Housing
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.