The Durham Regional Police Service will officially launch the 2008 Christmas Food and Toy Drive at Regional Headquarters at 605 Rossland Road E. in Whitby at 10 a.m. on Friday November 14, 2008.
Ken Shaw of CFTO-TV will be the master of ceremonies and he will be joined by students from local schools to show their support for the drive. Guest speakers will include Durham Regional Police Chief Mike Ewles, Santa Claus, Chief for a Day winner Nicholas McLaughlin and various other municipal dignitaries.
The Food and Toy Drive began in 1988 and provides needy families in Durham Region with food and toys for Christmas. Local businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the month of December donate food and toys, which are then picked up by volunteers, sorted and distributed in time for Christmas.
Donations can be dropped off at any DRPS Division or any Fire Station in Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington and Ajax.
Where: Regional Headquarters
605 Rossland Rd. E, Whitby
When: Friday November 14, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Constable Paul Hawrychuck (905) 579-1520 ext.1775
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