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Mississauga News Santa Claus Fund
The Mississauga News Santa Claus Fund is in its sixth year, partnered with The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund. It provides gift boxes to needy children under the age of 12 who have been referred by a community service agency.
The Santa Claus Fund hopes to raise $1.5 million for this year's campaign, which would provide 45,000 gift boxes to children in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Ajax and Pickering.
Each festive gift box contains a hat, mittens, a warm top, socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a book, a toy, and candy.  One hundred per cent of donations to the fund are spent on merchandise.

Tim Hortons Skate
Tim Hortons sponsors free skate days for all Mississauga skating arenas from December 19 to January 4.  Each arena has its own designated times.

 9th Annual Just Gotta Skate
The Mississauga Chapter of Crohn's & Colitis fall fundraiser honours the memory of Donna Lee I Zampieron.  The two hour event includes free skating, a silent auction, mystery gift bags for children and adults and Sneezy the Clown.

Seasons Christmas Show
Seasons creates a festive marketplace overflowing with divine decor, tasty treats, inventive entertaining products and unique gifts. Demonstrations include celebrity appearances, ongoing cooking and decor presentations and amazing Christmas tree and table- top displays. Donations of new unwrapped toys are welcome in support of the Peel Region Children's Aid Foundation's Holiday Wishes Campaign.

 Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a charitable endeavour which was initiated by the Peel Regional Police in 1993, in partnership with the Salvation Army and Canadian Tire. During the months of November and December off duty members of Peel Regional Police volunteer several hundred hours to collect
cash, Canadian Tire money, and new unwrapped toys donated by the public which are used to purchase or give as Christmas gifts for many children in need.

The Annual Cram the Cruisers
The Ontario Provincial Police's Port Credit Detachment, in cooperation with Loblaws Supermarkets, crams its cruisers every year to collect non-perishable food products for the local food bank.

These cruisers are placed out in front of select Loblaw stores during the month of November and part of December.  Last year, they collected close to 26 skids of food, plus $5,000 in cash.