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The Town of East Gwillimbury's annual Toy and Food Drive hopes to make the holiday season a little brighter for families and charities in our community. Donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards, new unwrapped toys  toiletries and more are being accepted from Monday, November 20 to Friday, December 15.

Each year the Town along with the help of community members, schools and businesses collect donations to support local charities and families in EG and York Region. Some of those charities include: Sandgate Women’s Shelter, Loft Street Outreach, Blue Door Shelter, Rose of Sharon, Salvation Army, Yellow Brick House, Women’s Centre, Mount Albert and Holland Landing Food Pantries and the St. James Food Closet.

Donation drop off locations

Civic Centre
19000 Leslie St., Sharon

Holland Landing Fire Station 2-4
19314 Yonge St., Holland Landing

Queensville Fire Station 2-8
1590 Queensville Side Road, Queensville

Holland Landing library branch
19513 Yonge Street, Holland Landing

Mount Albert library branch
19300 Centre Street, Mount Albert

Emergency and Community Safety Services (ECSS)
Dare to Care Program

The ECSS team is also accepting donations as part of their holiday toy and food drive on November 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

Foodland in Mount Albert
(19263 Highway 48, Mount Albert)

Vinces in Sharon
(19103A Leslie Street, Sharon)

Real Canadian Superstore
(18120 Yonge Street, East Gwillimbury)

Items in need

  • Toiletries for men, women and babies
  • Warm Winter Clothing for men and women
  • Housewares, Linens and Sleeping bags
  • Baby Items (formula and diapers)  
  • Toys for children (all ages) and pre-teens
  • Non-perishable food items (please check the expiry date on food items)
  • Gift cards and monetary donations
    • Cash donations and cheques (made payable to the EG Toy and Food Drive) can be dropped off at Customer Service located inside of the Civic Centre. Pre-purchased gift cards can be placed in the drop box located at the front entrance of the Civic Centre.

Holiday assistance

If you or someone you know needs assistance this holiday season please email Renju Sudhakaran or call 905-478-4282 ext. 1242 for more information. All information is kept confidential.


Thank you for your continuous support of our annual Toy and Food Drive. Together we can help make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season. For more information on EG’s Toy and Food Drive, please email Renju Sudhakaran.