Salvation Army needs help filling the truck - Tucson News Now

Salvation Army needs help filling the truck

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The Salvation Army is asking for the community's help donating unwrapped toys for needy children this holiday season.

Empty boxes and empty trucks are sitting outside the Wal-Marts at Foothills Mall and El Con Mall in Tucson Saturday afternoon, desperately in need of donations, according to public relations director Shawna Kroh.

The partnership is hosting "Fill The Truck" for the organization's Christmas Angel Program.
With the help of the community and various organizations, we hope to collect new unwrapped toys to assist needy families and bring smiles to children's faces this Christmas season.
 
The Salvation Army's Toy Shop annually distributes about 35,000 toys and needs the community's help to reach this goal through this Christmas Angel Toy Drive.

"We see more and more parents each year struggling to provide for their children for Christmas. We really hope people can find a way to help this year," Kroh said.

The Salvation Army has trucks at two Wal-Mart locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Wal-Mart locations are 7635 N. La Cholla Blvd. and 3435 E. Broadway Blvd. at El Con Mall. 
 
Salvation Army's toy distribution runs five days and serves over 1600 families with toys and clothing. The Salvation Army expects thousands of children to be assisted in the final days before Christmas.

There will also be a Salvation Army Collection box located at the following Wal-Marts if you cannot make it out to the events this Saturday:

455 E. Wetmore Road  7150 E. Speedway Blvd.
3435 E. Broadway Blvd.  7635 N. La Cholla Blvd.
8280 N. Cortaro Road  

Toys may be donated to The Salvation Army, 1001 N. Richey Blvd. or at any Christmas Angel Tree locations, Tucson Mall, Park Place or Foothills Mall or by calling 520-795-9671.

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