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Frontenac Paramedics help fill ambulance with toys for less fortunate children

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Frontenac Paramedics look to fill an ambulance with toys for those in need – Dec 8, 2018

Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston Ambulance Communications Officers were at the Toys R’ Us Store on Midland Avenue, collecting for their annual toy drive on Saturday.

Cash, of course, was also gladly accepted. Everything collected will go to the Tree of Hope campaign, organized by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, as well as the Limestone school board.

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Dave Doran, a member of Frontenac Paramedics, spoke with Global News about the toy drive’s mission.

“We feel that there’s a big need in the Kingston area, and the toys that we collect in our ambulance actually go a long way to helping the less fortunate,” Doran said.

“We see the need every day in our jobs and we just try to make a little bit of an impact at Christmastime.”

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This is the eighth year of the event. Doran says there have been so many toys in the past that they couldn’t close the ambulance doors, and of course they’re hoping for similar donations this time around.

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