BRAMPTON, ON. (Dec. 19, 2012) – Peel Paramedics in ambulances loaded with toys and diapers pulled in to Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) today. Staff at PCC were happy to unload the many gifts that were donated for the children and youth of the centre.
“This is our third Christmas drive and each year we get bigger and better,” says Chief Peter Dundas, Peel Regional Paramedic Services. “Paramedics know the importance of proper care – particularly the kind of care that Peel Children’s Centre provides.”
Each year Peel Regional Paramedic Services and the Peel Paramedic Association (PPA) partner to host a toy and diaper drive. The donations are from frontline paramedics and support staff as well as Regional staff from the Employee and Business Services department.
“Experiencing this kind of generosity will remind our children and youth that people are thinking about them,” says PCC Executive Director, Humphrey Mitchell. “We’re thankful that the Peel Paramedic Service and Association chose to donate the gifts from their drive to us.”
PCC is a fully accredited, charitable, not-for-profit children’s mental health centre that has served Peel since 1985. Each year PCC provides 6,650 services free-of-charge for children/youth under age 18, and their families, who are experiencing serious mental health challenges such as aggression, defiance, impulsivity, anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and self-harm. For more information, visit www.peelcc.org.
Peel Paramedics respond to more than 85,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelems.ca or follow them at twitter.com/peel_paramedics.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.