The Durham Regional Police Service officially launched the 31st Annual Food and Toy Drive at Courtice North Public School.
The DRPS were joined by students from the school – who have already collected a wonderful donation of toys and non-perishable food for the drive – to show their support. Guest speakers included Deputy Chief Dean Bertrim, CKDO Radio host Chris Koppin and Chief-for-a-Day winner Abrielle Sawyer-Danis. The DRPS musical band “The Heat” performed holiday songs and even Santa himself made an appearance.
The Food and Toy Drive provides families in need in Durham Region with food and toys for the holiday season. Throughout the months of November and December local businesses, organizations and individuals donate food and toys, which are then picked up by volunteers, sorted and distributed to members of the community.
Donations can be dropped off at any DRPS Division, Regional Headquarters in Whitby, or any fire station in Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington and Ajax.
Businesses or individuals wishing to make large donations can contact the organizers, including the coordinator Cst. Darryl Rice, at email@example.com.