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People of all ages have been generously filling up the toy train at Canadian Tire and helping make every family’s Christmas morning special.

Two young children dropped in at Toys Days Wednesday evening with donations. Mason made some money doing chores and shoveling his grandfather's driveway while his sister Addison used the money given to her by the tooth fairy. Mason says he bought a remote controlled car so someone else his age can have an exciting Christmas.

2017 12 thursday toysdays"We decided to buy a toy for kids parents who don’t have enough money to get them presents for Christmas. We would buy a kid that doesn’t have enough money something so he could be as happy as some of the kids that get awesome Christmas presents like us."

Carolyne Peters is the Hamper Registration Coordinator for Steinbach Community Christmas. She says the need for donations is greater this year than ever before because they need to fill more hampers than ever before. She adds they have had 950 families register for a hamper which is up from 900 last year.

"We based our numbers on last year and we padded them a little bit because we kind of know every year there are a few more, but I am going to say this year there are more people that I have never seen before and I am talking about people that are saying this is a rough year, things are hard this year. We don’t want to do this, but we have to do this year."

Peters thanks everyone for their generous donations so far adding these toys will really touch lives.

"I talked to someone yesterday and I was able to say yes to her because we went out to buy some more food and she cried on the phone with me and that is touching and rewarding and it is hard. As much as we feel good doing this and as much as we want to do this it is hard hearing this every day when I talk to people."

Toys Days continues at Canadian Tire until 9 p.m. Thursday.

 

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