More infant gifts, gift card donations needed for Oakville firefighters annual toy drive

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Published December 20, 2022 at 11:17 am

The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association's annual toy drive has received a record 5500 requests for children this year. If you want to donate, they are short on items for infants and gift cards for the over 10 age group. OAKVILLE PFFA PHOTO

The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association’s 30th annual holiday toy drive needs your help in reaching its goal.

The local firefighters have received a record 5,500 requests for children this year and are putting out the call for more donations for two specific age groups to help them put a smile on each child’s face this holiday season.

They are currently short on gifts for infants and gift cards for the over 10 age group.

“Thank you for your generosity Oakville,” the Oakville PFFA tweeted out. “This is why we are such a special and outstanding community.”

With families and family services organizations struggling with rising costs, the need for help has been higher this year.

Firefighters issued a special call this year for gifts and gift cards suitable for boys and girls ages 11 to 15, the age group where the need is highest this year.

Donations can be made by sending an e-Transfer to [email protected] Autodeposit is enabled and no password is required.

You can also drop off a gift card, gift or non-perishable food item at:

  • Any Oakville Fire Station
  • Oakville Public Library branches: Central, Clearview, Woodside, White Oaks, Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre
  • Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre
  • Town of Oakville Town Hall
  • Mastermind Oakville
  • Venture X Oakville

 

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