2016 Toy Drive A Big Success!

2017 will see our annual Toy Drive celebrate 25 years!

The mission of the Oakville Fire Fighters 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.

This year we provided gifts to 3284 local children and youth in need who would not have otherwise received a gift.

We are very proud to be part of this initiative and are overwhelmed by the generosity of Oakville residents. We would like to thank the following organizations and local businesses for their support this year; Delta Bingo, WIM Canada, Halton Dance Party, Data Media Inc, Oakville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 114, The Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club, The Oakville Blades Hockey Club, Browns Social House, Boston Pizza, The residents of 111 Forsythe Street, Johnston & Daniel Real Estate, Royal Lepage Realty Plus, The Dive Shop, Total Balance, Primal Athletics, The Oakville Soccer Club, Staff at the Town of Oakville, Fionn MacCools, 4finance, Lockwood Kia, PwC Oakville, Mercedes Benz of Oakville, & Sheridan College

Toy Donations Around The Town Of Oakville's Tree

Oakville Town Hall, December, 2015

“We are so very grateful for the support we receive from the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive,” said Michelle Pommells, Home Suite Hope President and CEO. “The toys provided are one of the highlights of the holidays for the children in our program”.

We are committed to supporting our community, and we know that local residents and businesses will come together to bring holiday gifts to every child in our town.”  Each year we sort and distribute thousands of gift donations directly to local families, institutions and
community agencies supporting children. These include:

• Kerr Street Ministries
• Oakville Parent-Child Centre
• The Children's Aid Society
• The Salvation Army of Oakville
• Halton Women's Place
• Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halton
• Military Family Resource Centre
• Halton Community Housing
• Safety Net Services
Gift suggestions
All donations are greatly appreciated, however the area of greatest need will be gifts for boys and girls ages 11-16 as we are always short on donations for this age group. 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, nail polish, makeup, blankets, shower products & movies.
 
How To Donate
The Oakville Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 18th starting at 9 a.m., beginning at the corner of Lakeshore and Reynolds, continuing West along Lakeshore and North along Kerr Street.

Drop your gift off in the truck as the Firefighters pass by in the parade, or bring your gift to any Oakville Fire Station by December 18th.

Oakville Fire station locations:

Station 1: 2535 Rebecca Street
Station 2: 2264 Cornwall Road
Station 3: 125 Randall Street
Station 4: 2024 Sixth Line
Station 5: 1146 South Service Road West
Station 6: 1510 Postmaster Drive
Station 7: 2010 Joshua's Creek Drive
Get Involved

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 or assistance with your event contact us.
 
Media and Event Contact:
Kurt Merriman
Toy Drive Committee Chair
Oakville Professional Firefighters Association