Peterborough Firefighters Annual Toy Drive

The Peterborough Professional Firefighters are donating $2,000 to purchase toys from The Toy Shop at 176 Hunter Street West in downtown Peterborough for the annual Salvation Army Toy Drive.

The Toy Shop owner Jean Grant uses the donation to leverage deals for more than $6,000 in toys from her suppliers, who help with the initiative. The firefighters will arrive on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 am, with their firetruck and a crew of firefighters to pick up the toys and deliver them to the Salvation Army. Sparky will also be there to help lift the bags full of toys.

“Local 169 feels it’s important to participate in events and organizations like the Miracle Broadcast,” says Mike O’Brien firefighter and executive board member. “It’s a great way to give back and to support those in need in the community, especially the young ones.”

Grant selects high-quality toys that don’t require batteries and toys that can teach the children while they play.

“It’s all about the partnership with the firefighters, one we have had for over a decade,” says Grant. “I believe no child should go without a present.”

“We greatly appreciate the firefighters desire to brighten Christmas for children and I certainly love that they also appreciate the importance of shopping local and supporting the downtown and our local toy shop,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.