Donations for Sault Ste Marie's Families in Need at Christmas Cheer Depot at Station Mall

location_onStation Mall, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
There is a place for your Christmas Cheer donations inside Station Mall, by the food court and Customer Service desk.
The Christmas Cheer Depot is accessible from outside Station Mall, at the old Sears location. Plenty of parking available.
The Christmas Cheer Depot is located at the south entrance of Station Mall at the former Sears location. It is open for donations Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Families in need, who register by phone (call 705-450-0082 by December 7), will receive Christmas Cheer baskets of food and toys delivered to their homes by volunteers on December 20.
Please note, Christmas Cheer does not accept used bicycles, stuffed animals, work benches, kitchen sets of easy bake ovens.

Donations waiting to be processed.

Used toys are accepted through December 7th.

Aisles and aisles of toys organized by ages.

Jill Raycroft oversees all the packing, and has for 40 years!

Crates of canned goods, ready for sorting

Rows of giant stuffed animals await their future homes.

The "Mr Fixits" repair any items that need help - like this unicorn.

Repair work taking place on a toy.

Items in the queue for "Mr. Fix-It" attention.

Ice skates organized by size

The sorting facility is a child's dream, toys galore!

Barbies and Disney Dolls

The Christmas Cheer Depot is ringed by boxes stacked up and organized

A wide variety of food stuffs

Palates of canned goods, like these peas.

Clothes, warm coats, and shoes

These volunteers are hard at work organizing new donations.

Some toys are set aside for cleaning

Packaged doll sets

Custom Barbie sets

A massive Barbie doll house

Games, books, crafts, and activity sets.

Christmas Cheer staff. This massive program is entirely run by volunteers. A true labor of love to help those less fortunate.

Christmas Cheer convener Diane Marshall explains what this beautiful program is.

Christmas Cheer convener Diane Marshall talks about this year's Depot space at the old Sears location in Station Mall.
Christmas Cheer convener Diane Marshall encourages donations of educational toys and items for young children and cool "adult-style" gloves for teens.