Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is desperately seeking enough toys to save Christmas for thousands of less fortunate children in the Quad Cities. The 2014 Angel Tree Toy Drive ends in just 7 days on Monday, December 15th. Only a small fraction of the toys needed have been collected.
The Salvation Army encourages people to add just one more child to their Christmas list...a child living in poverty.
ANGEL TREE Toy Collection Trees are located at all four Quad Cities Wal-Marts, Schnucks Market, NorthPark Mall (JCPenney Court) and SouthPark Mall (JCPenney Court) and ends December 15th. Mall times are 11am - 8pm daily, and 11am -- 5pm on Sunday.
Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army, states that "Close to 1,500 families are depending on us. Every child in our community should wake up Christmas morning to a new toy. This final week's hard work will hopefully be enough so we can let children know they are special on Christmas morning!"
Last year, thousands of toys were displayed at The Salvation Army's Toy Shop on the Christmas Assistance distribution days. Parents are able to "shop" for their child's gift, and also receive a food box with the ingredients for a Christmas dinner. This program has been in the Quad Cities for decades.