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York Regional Police kicks off 26th Holiday Heroes campaign
Nov. 16, 2022

York Regional Police has launched its 26th annual Holiday Heroes campaign in support of those less fortunate.

Members of the public dropping off new, unwrapped toys, new children's clothing, gift cards or monetary donations until Dec. 16 at any York Regional Police facility:

#1 District Headquarters -- 429 Harry Walker Pkwy S., Newmarket
#2 District Headquarters -- 171 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Richmond Hill
#3 District Headquarters -- 3527 Baseline Rd., Sutton
#4 District Headquarters -- 2700 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan
#5 District Headquarters -- 8700 McCowan Rd., Markham
York Regional Police Headquarters -- 47 Don Hillock Dr., Aurora, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You can donoate online on this website. Financial donations are used to buy groceries and other items that are desperately needed but are not commonly donated during the drive, such as winter clothing, diapers and formula.

"The best part about the campaign is that 100 per cent of donations go directly back to those in need here in York Region," police said. "Collaborative efforts with our community, along with our generous corporate partners, means we can provide holiday cheer to thousands of people who have registered for assistance through local Salvation Army programs and Victim Services of York Region."

York Regional Police are hosting the official Holiday Heroes launch, in partnership with the Newmarket Soccer Club, at 621 Newpark Blvd. on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Official remarks will take place at 9:45 a.m., with a soccer game between police and coaches taking place immediately afterwards.

There will also be events at various locations throughout the campaign, including Upper Canada Mall Dec. 3 to 4, to collect donations. The dates and locations can be found on the events calendar here.

The Holiday Heroes campaign has been held every year since 2008, gathering monetary donations, new toys, new children's clothing and food. As always, all donations raised in York Region stay in York Region.

For more information, please visit our website, or email