PC Fire Department needs your help with annual toy drive

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department is looking for your help for this year’s Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive. City of Port Colborne photo

Calling all residents of Port Colborne, the Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department is looking for your help for the annual Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive to help make a child smile this holiday season.

“This is our 3rd year collecting toys to help support the children of Port Colborne through the great efforts of Port Cares,” said Fire Prevention Officer Scott Lawson.

They are asking people to drop off new unwrapped toys for all ages up to 18 years old as well as non-perishable food donations at the following drop off locations:

  • Fire Hall, 3 Killaly St. West
  • City Hall, 66 Charlotte St.
  • Friends Over 55, 554 Fielden St.
  • Royal Canadian Legion, 67 Clarence St.
  • Vale Health and Wellness Centre, 550 Elizabeth St.
  • Sobeys, 287 West Side Rd.
  • Port Colborne Public Library, 310 King St.

For people who can’t make it to these drop off locations, toys and food will collected along the parade route at the annual Port Colborne Lighted Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 1/2018.

“This is the 3rd year picking up along the parade route and to me, my favourite part of the parade,” Lawson said

“The efforts of the Port Colborne Fire Department are absolutely vital to our ability to support children and families at Christmas,” said Christine Clark Lafleur, executive director Port Cares. “The Fire Department toy drive ensures that every child in need in our community experiences joy.”

Part of the Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive is the Teddy Bear Toss to be held Friday, Dec. 7/2018,  at the Niagara Whalers home game against Kingsville.

People are asked to bring a Teddy Bear or buy one for $10 at the game to toss on the ice during the second intermission.



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