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  Darlington OPG Helps Power Up the Christmas Spirit

Dec 05, 2014 10:46 ET

The 2014 Durham Regional Police Service Food and Toy Drive organizers got a big helping hand on Dec. 4 when they attended the Darlington OPG location to pick up food and toys for families in Durham Region.

Six trucks were filled with their generous donations, more than $15,000 worth, made by members of the plant. Monetary donations were used to purchase gift cards and presents, and this year 37 bicycles were included with the donation by The Blue Bike Project. Bicycles are always guaranteed to put a smile on a childs face so there will be 37 ecstatic kids this Christmas morning, said DRPS Food & Toy Drive Coordinator Cst. Hawrychuk. We are extremely grateful as Darlington OPG steps up every year to help us meet the needs of the community. Its amazing.

If you would like to help out, please bring unwrapped toys or food to any police station in Durham Region, any fire hall in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax or Clarington and to participating stores prior to Dec. 22. The biggest need for donations is for babies and teenagers.

Priority is always given to needy families in Durham Region. If your family is in need of food or toys this holiday season, please contact a local agency or church and they will see we get your information.

Thank you again to those of you who have already generously donated to the Drive.

Below are attached files.
Darlington OPG makes a generous donation (JPG file, 506.2K bytes)
OPG and DRP members ride into the holiday season (JPG file, 711.8K bytes)
DRP Supt. Brian Osborne and Darlington OPG Senior Vice President Brian Duncan try on some of the gifts but they don't quite fit (JPG file, 565.0K bytes)
Loading up one of our donated vehicles (JPG file, 406.1K bytes)
Cst. Hawrychuk thanks Darlington's Children's Christmas Food & Toy Drive Committee Chair Kim Doyle-Maloney (JPG file, 519.8K bytes)