The Salvation Army is short 5,000 toys this year as part of its annual Toy Mountain campaign.
The goal this year is 15,000 toys and Winnipeggers have been donating generously since the campaign launched.
“There is great generosity in this city and there is also great need. Families find themselves in crisis for many reasons and sometimes without warning,” said Major Rob Kerr with the Salvation Army.
“Toys are just a part of what we do but they help to make Christmas brighter for many.”
Manitobans can make a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation at any Scotiabank, Winnipeg police or fire station. Underprivileged children across Winnipeg will benefit from toys donated through the campaign when they wake up Christmas morning.