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Christmas Cheer adds donation drop-off dates at downtown depot

In addition to weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the next two Saturdays will be open for donations 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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The United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District's annual drive to help the needy at Christmas has added two weekend dates for those hoping to donate to the cause.

Organizers say the donation depot, in the former Walmart location at Station Mall, is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, the depot will be open Saturday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., organizers said.

Depot access is through the inside mall entrance.

This year's drive is accepting new toys and gently used dolls, puzzles, games, and books. Gift cards, new mitts, scarves, hats, and grooming items are also gladly accepted.

Delivery of the Christmas Cheer baskets will take place one day only on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The deadline to apply for a Christmas Cheer hamper for Christmas 2023 is Friday, Dec. 1, the United Way said in a news release. To apply, call 705-575-5100 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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