Broken Spoke bike donation kicks off Fill-the-Truck toy drive

A donation of bikes from the Broken Spoke program kicks off the annual Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services “Fill-the-Truck” toy drive. City of Port Colborne photo

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services are hoping to make every Port Colborne child smile during the holiday season by filling a truck with donated toys.

The annual “Fill-the-Truck” Toy Drive officially kicked off Tuesday, Nov. 5/2019 with a donation of over 30 bikes for the children in the community donated by the Broken Spoke program of Port Colborne High School. The program refurbishes used bicycles for donations to underprivileged people who need them locally and worldwide.

“The bikes have been donated in loving memory of Rebecca Foley, wife of Broken Spoke program coordinator Aubrey Foley, who passed away this year,” a press release from the City of Port Colborne said.

Non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys for children up to 18 can be dropped off at the Fire Hall, 3 Killaly Str. W, Vale Health and Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth St., City Hall, 66 Charlotte St., Friends over 55, 554 Fielden Ave., the Port Colborne Legion, 67 Clarence St. and the Port Colborne Library, 310 King St.

Toys and non-perishable food items will also be collected by Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services at Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade, Saturday, Dec. 7/2019 at 6:30 p.m.

All toys and food collected will be taken to Port Cares for distribution.

The Teddy Bear Toss, part of the toy drive, is at the Niagara Whalers game on Friday, Dec. 6/2019.