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December 18, 2003
Toronto Fire Fighters bring gifts to North York General Hospital
  
Toronto Fire Fighters from Fire Station 115 and David Caplan, MPP (Don Valley
East) will once again bring gifts to children at North York General Hospital,
Pediatric Unit 3 North.

Fire Stations across Toronto will welcome new, unwrapped toys until Christmas
Eve. Gifts can be for children of all ages, from infants to teens in their
seventeenth year.

Donating can happen many ways. People can drop off most gifts at fire stations.
Another popular way is to collect gifts for the Toy Drive from friends and
co-workers at a party.

The various fire departments that make up today's Toronto Fire Services have
been involved with humanitarian initiatives during the holiday season as far
back as the 1950s, when fire fighters fixed bikes and second-hand toys to give
as Christmas gifts to needy children.

For more information about Holiday Fire Safety, visit
http://www.toronto.ca/fire/prevention/fire_safe_holiday.htm

Date: Friday, December 19
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: North York General Hospital, Pediatric Unit 3 North, 4100 Leslie St.

Media contacts:
Doug Sargent, Retired District Chief, Toronto Fire Fighters' Toy Drive,
416-395-1076,
Mike Strapko, Acting District Chief, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9319, pager
416-334-5223



 

 

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