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The Salvation Army teams up with Walmart for nationwide toy drive

 From The Salvation Army of Washington

Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to over 400 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event at Walmart stores in Washington and Williamston on Saturday.

The Washington and Williamston stores are among many stores nationwide taking place in similar toy drives. On Nov. 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.

“The public’s generosity helps The Salvation Army provide over 400 children with Christmas toys they would not receive otherwise,” said Lt. Karl Bush, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army in Washington.

For those unable to participate in-store on Nov. 9, The Salvation Army has provided a searchable online registry comprising all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase. To view and purchase on our registry, search ‘The Salvation Army Washington’ at www.walmart.com/cp/3774807. The registry is open through Dec. 20.

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 in Washington will remain in the local community and will help The Salvation Army provide Christmas assistance to over 400 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.

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 #DoingTheMostGoodP