Volunteers worked on Monday, Dec. 11 to set up East Delta Hall and sort the many presents donated for the toy depot. (Grace Kennedy photo)

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On Monday, Dec. 11, volunteers organized East Delta Hall for the three day toy depot

In a tradition that’s decades old, Deltassist has put together its annual toy depot at East Delta Hall.

The toy depot is part of Deltassist’s Christmas programs, and allows low-income families to go pick out toys for their kids. According to Deltassist manager of operations Lorraine Yates, there are around 600 families registered to participate in the toy depot, equalling approximately 1,200 kids.

Delta firefighters and volunteers from CIBC and Envision Financial helped set up and organize the hall on Monday, Dec. 11. Registered parents can attend the toy depot on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



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Delta firefighters pull bags of toys from a heavily laden U-Haul. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta firefighters set up a bucket brigade for Deltassist’s toys as they left the truck and entered the Hall. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Volunteers spent the better part of the morning sorting through toys by age, gender and activity type for the toy depot. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Some of the donated gifts were classics: Yahtzee, Tonka trucks and stuffed animals. Others were more trendy: an Elsa doll, a Call of Duty lego set and this Star Wars Bladebuilder lightsaber. (Grace Kennedy photo)

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