If you would like to donate this Holiday Season – be it money, toys, food or even your time, here are some places that ensure that your donation go to those in need. This is by all means not a complete and finish list, but it’s a good start!
Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain (Local)
Information on where and how you can donate is on their website! They take Monetary Donations and New unwrapped gifts!
If you are a family in need contact them to see if they can help you : 204-946-9490
Siloam Mission’s One Big Day for Christmas (Local)
They will be accepting non-perishable food items, clothes and unwrapped toys for kids, as well as monetary donations. Their top winter need: Socks, Long Johns, Gloves & Toques, Razors (mens & ladies), Deodorant (Ladies), Metal Hangers, Feminine Hygiene products, Laundry Detergent (unscented pods/powder), Garbage bags (large black, small white, blue bags), Milk, Oil, Margarine, Sugar, Coffee Whitener, Miracle Whip, Oats, Bread, Coffee, Juice Boxes
If you’re unable to donate items and money (because face it, not everyone can) think about volunteering your time!
12 Hours of Christmas Auction
Friday, December 6th from 6:00am – 6:00pm
Read through the auction list below and choose your favorite (or favorites) to bid on! Make sure to call 204-779-HOPE (4673) when placing a bid during your desired package’s auction hour. All funds raised will stay in Manitoba and support Hunger for Hope through Winnipeg Harvest, because no child should go to bed hungry!
If you’d like to donate food to the cause, you can visit Grant Park Shopping Centre and bring in your food donations to the Winnipeg Harvest display near the MLCC entrance.
Samaritan’s Purse (over seas)
National Collection Week was Nov. 18 to 24, but it’s not too late! Pack a box online and bless a hurting child this Christmas season.
Please call our Operation Christmas Child team to determine the options available to you: 1.800.303.1269.
Also, please visit PackaBox to fill a shoe box with gifts online, including a personalized card and photo.
Thank you for partnering with Operation Christmas Child through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes. May each box bring Good News and great joy to the child who receives it.
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Lots of other charities out there too, but there are also some people who like to scam people and take advantage of their generosity this time of year!
Be Smart, choose a trustworthy charity, ask questions if you aren’t sure!
Drop off at centres, stores, approved drop off locations!
Let’s keep this list growing, add other organizations and what they accept in the comments below!
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