The Salvation Army Indiana Division officers, staff, and local volunteers and Walmart store managers are teaming up Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Walmart locations across Indiana and the U.S. for a toy drive.
Walmart shoppers will receive a list of toys and other gifts that are most often requested by families enrolled in their local Salvation Army Christmas assistance program. They are then able to shop for these items and drop them off in specially marked boxes in front of the Walmart stores.
The goal of this event is to provide Christmas gifts for Hoosier children in need across the state. These gifts can include items like toys, bicycles, clothing, books, and games.
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years with a common mission: to meet needs in their local communities. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services to help them overcome poverty and economic hardships.
Families served by Salvation Army Christmas assistance programs like Angel Tree and Toy Shop would otherwise struggle to provide Christmas gifts for their children.
All donations made at the Walmart Toy Drive events will remain in the local community and will help The Salvation Army make Christmas morning a joyful occasion for children across Indiana.
Locations can be found online at centralusa.salvationarmy.org/indiana/worship-and-service-center-locations.