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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 16:15

Thousands of Toys are still needed!  Red Kettle Campaign Donations are $400,000 short of goal!

Quad Cities, USA: December 9, 2011 – The Salvation Army will collect and provide over 6,000 toys to area children this Christmas. But with just six collection days to go, they are in great need of thousands more toys. Toys are especially needed for boys & girls, ages 11-12 and ages 3-7. The Salvation Army’s Angel Trees are located at all four area Wal-Marts, SouthPark Mall, Younkers Court; and NorthPark Mall, JCPenney Court.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator, exclaims “I cannot explain why the toys are coming in so slowly this year – this is a very generous and compassionate community. Please Don’t Forget to think of your needy neighbors."  He adds, “The Red Kettle Campaign raises 70% of our annual budget and still has a long way to go. The monies collected provide shelter, food and other basic needs to families and individuals in crisis. We depend on the generosity of each individual in the Quad Cities to be able provide our services. We try not to think about falling short of the goal – we simply cannot fallshort this year.”

You can become involved with The Salvation Army’s Christmas programs to make your own Christmas even brighter – many of the volunteer opportunities, like shopping for toys from the Angel Tree, become memorable family traditions. Volunteer bell ringers are also needed – easy sign up at www.ringbells.org.

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