The Salvation Army Teams Up With Walmart for Nationwide Toy Drive
Hudson volunteers and community members help collect toys for Christmas Day
(Hudson NY) November 9 – Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to 100 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event at the Hudson Walmart on Fairview Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Hudson store is one of many stores nationwide taking place in similar toy drives. On November 9, shoppers will receive a list of suggested toy items. To participate, simply stop by and drop off new toys to The Salvation Army at the front of each Walmart store.
Approximately 75 children and families in Hudson seek Christmas assistance every year,” said Darcy Connor from The Salvation Army. “The public’s generosity helps The Salvation Army provide 75 children with Christmas toys they would not receive otherwise.”
Local families, in Columbia and Greene Counties rely on The Salvation Army’s help to give their children the gift of Christmas every year.
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services, which help families overcome poverty.
All toys given to The Salvation Army at the Hudson location will remain in the local community and will help The Salvation Army provide Christmas assistance to 75 local children and families in need.
To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.
Note: Media will be restricted to the parking lots and will not be allowed inside stores.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood