Oakville Firefighters Auctioning Backyard Outdoor Ice Rinks To

Raise Funds For Holiday Toy Drive

Place your bid on a TOJA Grid outdoor ice rink & pergola delivered and installed by a team of firefighters

OAKVILLE – November 21, 2020
The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association is proud to launch its annual holiday toy drive for the 28th year, with the goal of giving every local child an opportunity to enjoy a gift of their own this holiday season. To help kick off this year’s drive, TOJA GRID of Oakville has generously donated two outdoor ice rinks. The 20' x 36' rinks can be customized smaller and will include all brackets, wood and a liner. The dual-purpose ice rinks will also come with the parts to make a TOJA GRID Pergola with sun sail for the summer. The rinks will be assembled by a team of off duty Oakville firefighters for the two Oakville families that place the highest bids.

 

Bids can be emailed to toydrive1582@gmail.com until December 10th. Installation will take place the following week in coordination with the winners. For more product information visit tojagrid.ca

“While we all aim to remain physically apart, the holiday season is an opportunity for our community to

come together in spirit and celebrate our traditions in new ways that respect the safety of this

wonderful community,” said Kurt Merriman, Toy Drive Chair, Oakville Professional Firefighters

Association. “In this time of tremendous need and challenge, I am confident that the generosity of Oakville residents will help ensure every local child can receive a gift this year.”

“The holidays are a special and important time for families, especially as many face additional challenges

and hardship this year,” said Pam Damoff, Member of Parliament; Oakville North—Burlington. “We are grateful for the support of the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association and to the entire Oakville Community, as we anticipate this will be one of the most critical years in toy drive history given the need we are seeing.”

The toy drive has no expenses or overhead, 100% of all funds raised are converted to gift cards and

provided to children in need in our community.

Want to donate?

Fire stations are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, however the following donation options

are available:

1. Donate by sending an Interac eTransfer at oakvilletoydrive@gmail.com

Autodeposit is enabled - no password required

2. Donate by mailing gift cards or cheques addressed to:

OAKVILLE PFFA TOY DRIVE

Oakville Fire Station 7

2010 Joshua's Creek Drive

Oakville Ontario

L6H 6E5

(Make cheques payable to “Oakville PFFA Toy Drive”)

3. Drop off a gift card or physical gift at:

 

Oakville Town Hall

Town of Oakville Community Centres
Town of Oakville Public Library Branches
Budds’ Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC

4. Order items from any retailer online and have them shipped to our receiving point:

 

Re: Toy Drive

Budds' Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC

410 S Service Road West

Oakville, ON

L6K 2H4

Get Involved

Community groups and corporations are encouraged to spread the holiday cheer by organizing their

own virtual toy drives or donations to support the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive. For event ideas, or more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact us.

Media and Event Contact:

 

Kurt Merriman

Toy Drive Chair

Oakville Professional Firefighters Association

Email: toydrive1582@gmail.com

Web: oakvillepffa.com

Oakville Firefighters Launch Annual Holiday Toy Drive, Anticipate Higher Need This Season

Call for monetary and gift card donations so every local child can more safely receive a gift this holiday season

OAKVILLE – November 1, 2020 – The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association is proud to launch its annual holiday toy drive for the 28th year, with the goal of giving every local child an opportunity to enjoy a gift of their own this holiday season. The drive will kick off at the Oakville Virtual Santa Claus Parade, and will continue through Friday, December 18.  This has been a challenging year for many in our community. Based on emerging information, need is expected to be 30 per cent higher than in prior years.  Oakville’s firefighters are hopeful that together with the community, we can meet this rising challenge in a safe, responsible way.

The collection, sorting and distribution of physical toys and gifts involves large amounts of contact.  Normally, volunteers spend hundreds of hours in close proximity sorting and packing items. To help protect the safety of our donors, our volunteers and the children we support, this year we ask for donations of gift cards and monetary contributions.  For those wishing to donate a physical item, we encourage you to order your gift online or arrange delivery.   

“While we all aim to remain physically apart, the holiday season is an opportunity for our community to come together in spirit and celebrate our traditions in new ways that respect the safety of this wonderful community,” said Kurt Merriman, Toy Drive Chair, Oakville Professional Firefighters Association.  “In this time of tremendous need and challenge, I am confident that the generosity of Oakville residents will help ensure every local child can receive a gift this year.” 

“The holidays are a special and important time for families, especially as many face additional challenges and hardship this year,” said Pam Damoff, Member of Parliament; Oakville North—Burlington.  “We are grateful for the support of the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association and to the entire Oakville Community, as we anticipate this will be one of the most critical years in toy drive history given the need we are seeing.”

The toy drive has no expenses or overhead, 100% of all donations are converted to gift cards and provided to children in need in our community.  

 

How to donate 

Fire stations are currently closed to closed to the public due to COVID-19. The following donation options are available:

 

  1. Donate by sending an Interac eTransfer at oakvilletoydrive@gmail.com

      Autodeposit is enabled - no password required

   2.  Donate by mailing gift cards or cheques addressed to:

        OAKVILLE PFFA TOY DRIVE

        Oakville Fire Station 7

        2010 Joshua's Creek Drive

        Oakville Ontario

         L6H 6E5

         (Make cheques payable to “Oakville PFFA Toy Drive”) 

   3.  Drop off a gift card or physical gift at any Oakville Community Centre or Library. 

   4.  Order items from any retailer online and have them shipped to our receiving point: 

        Re: Toy Drive

        Budds' Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC

        410 S Service Road West

        Oakville, ON 

        L6K 2H4

In 2019, we provided gifts to 4519 local children and youth in need who would not have otherwise received a gift.

 

We are very proud to be part of this initiative and are overwhelmed by the generosity of Oakville residents. We would like to thank the following organizations and local businesses for their support last year;

Town of Oakville Staff

Royal Lepage Realty Plus 

OTHS Robotics Club

Oakville Soccer Club

Chartwell Oakville

Petsmart Oakville

Delta Bingo

Walmart Oakville

Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club

Oakville Legion Branch 114

Western Heights Montessori

Oakville Beaver

4 Finance

The Dive Academy

Sheridan College

McDonalds Oakville

Hub International

Oakville Rangers Hockey Club 

Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic

The Massage Clinic Health Centres

Get Involved

Community groups and corporations are encouraged to spread the holiday cheer by organizing their own virtual toy drives or donations to support the Oakville Firefighters Toy Drive. For event ideas, or more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact us.

Clanmore Montessori

Velocity EHS

Mercedes Benz Oakville

Abaton Integrative Medicine

Fortinos South Oakville

Muir Adhesives

Mini Oakville

Budds’ BMW Motorrad

Oakville Blades Hockey Club

Lockwood Kia

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Media and Event Contact:

Kurt Merriman

Toy Drive Committee Chair

Oakville Professional Firefighters Association

Email: toydrive1582@gmail.com

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