Police launch annual toy and food drive this weekend

Your Orangeville Police Service is launching their annual toy and food drive this weekend to give assistance to local families in need during the Christmas season.

The Toys for Tots program has been a Christmas tradition in Orangeville for many years with its success growing annually.

In addition to the toy drive, police will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Orangeville Food Bank.

“The residents of Orangeville and area have been very generous of this annual initiative over the years” said Chief Wayne Kalinski. “We proudly continue to support the Orangeville Food Bank and to raise awareness of the great public service of the food bank volunteers”.

Orangeville Police Auxiliary Unit members will be at Walmart every weekend until Christmas- Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am- 4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm, accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items, Canadian Tire money and cash.

As well, toy and food donations can be dropped off at the Orangeville Police Service at 390 C Line to help fill “Santa’s Cruiser”. For residents who are not able to get to the Orangeville Police Service, volunteers from the Orangeville Police Auxiliary Unit would be happy to make arrangements to pick up donations. Please call 519-941-2522 extension 2221 to arrange for this service.

Other toy drop off locations in the community include the Orangeville Police Community Services Trailer at Kay Cee Gardens Optimist Club Christmas in the Park, The Salvation Army New Hope Church – 690 Riddell Road, The Salvation Army Thrift Store – 162 Broadway, Orangeville Town Hall – 87 Broadway, DUCA Financial Services – 16 Broadway, 7-Eleven – 288 Broadway, LCBO – 40 Broadway and 510 Riddell Road, Royal LePage RCR Realty – 75 First Street and Winners – 55 Fourth Avenue, YMCA of Greater Toronto- 46 Dawson Road and 10 and 10 Garden Centre- 634026 Highway #10, Mono.

We thank you for your ongoing support!

Posted on November 20, 2019