OPG - Darlington looked a lot like Santa's Workshop with donated toys and bikes on display. The DRPS Food and Toy Drive volunteers made their annual stop at the OPG location to pick up the very generous collection. More than $17,000 worth of items, including bikes, gift cards, tablets, food and, of course, toys, will go to Durham families in need this holiday season.
Over the past few weeks members of the plant have been bringing in toys, as well as making monetary donations. Money collected was used to buy more gifts for the Food and Toy Drive.
Deputy Chief Jaswal, Inspectors Bruce Townley and Steve Jones, Sgt. Emmy Iheme and Food & Toy Coordinator Cst. Daryl Rice were joined by DRPS volunteers to accept the donations. Cst. Rice thanked OPG's Kim Doyle-Maloney and Mike MacFarlane, as well as all the employees who contributed to the substantial donation. Their gift-giving spirit represents the single largest donation to the drive this year.
If you would like to donate, please bring unwrapped toys or food to any police station in Durham Region, including Regional Headquarters in Whitby, any fire hall in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax or Clarington or the Food and Toy HQ at 5 Points Mall in Oshawa prior to Dec. 22nd.
Thank you again to those of you who have already generously donated to the Drive!
A big donation from OPG Darlington (JPG file, 634.1K bytes)
Volunteers load up the toys (JPG file, 1,337.5K bytes)
Picking up the donation (JPG file, 1,095.4K bytes)
Filling up the trucks (JPG file, 881.0K bytes)
Donations go to families in need this holiday (JPG file, 770.2K bytes)