If you were planning on donating to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper Program, now is the time to act.
Officials with the Sally Ann have said they’re at risk of running out of toys for their packages if they don’t receive more donations Thursday.
“We hope to have enough to get through the noon hour, we are pulling out all the stops and taping into different resources to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Spokesperson Shannon Wise.
Toys for Girls aged 2 and 7-12 and boys aged 3 and 8-12 are in shortest supply.
“It’s been very busy, which is what we expected, the numbers are probably going to be very similar, if not a little bit of an increase since last year,” said Wise. “The first three days, we did over 1,000 households every day and we’ve served about 3,200 households in those 3 days alone.”
Wise notes cash donations would also be very appreciated.
“That’s the type of situation where one of our employees can go out and buy specific toys for the age groups that are left and the age groups that are desperately needed, and that’s the situation that we are in now, so sometimes cash donations this time of year are a little more convenient, well hey, we will play Santa for you and we will go grab those toys,” said Wise.
Donations can be dropped off at the Western Fair progress building anytime between 8:30a.m. and 3:30p.m. through Friday or at the Centre of Hope on Wellington 24 hours a day.
White Oaks and Westmount malls are also toy drop off locations.