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Salvation Army in Need of ‘Toy Mountain’ Donations

December 10, 2013 7:54 AM | News

Toy Mountain - Salvation Army

Julieen Keeley chooses toys for her eight-year old daughter, Jessica. The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain shopping centre provides toys and fosters dignity and independence to families who are facing difficult circumstances. (HANDOUT)

The Salvation Army is in desperate need of toy donations to help fill a 4,500-square-foot gymnasium.

Toy Mountain will distribute toys to Winnipeg children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a gift this Christmas. While donations are slowly trickling in, about 15,000 toys need to be collected.

With the help of volunteer elves, parents select toys and essential items from Toy Mountain, such as hats, gloves and scarves for their children. The distribution centre opens on December 12, leaving little time to collect the necessary inventory.

Donations of unwrapped toys can be delivered to any Winnipeg Police or Fire Paramedic station, or Scotiabank location across the city. In addition, the Salvation Army is hosting a Skywalk Christmas Party at MTS Centre from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 12. Drop-in and drive-through donations will be accepted at that time.

Monetary donations can also be made securely online.