Salvation Army inviting public to celebrate multi-county toy, gift donation event
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials with the Salvation Army say they are inviting the public to celebrate the launch of a multi-county effort in Toy Drive donation.
According to a release, toy and gift donations will be collected at over 100 locations across Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Posey counties.
This morning the organization kicked off its annual Toys for Tots campaign.
Officials say they’ve seen a rise in applications for the second year in a row.
They tell us they’re expecting to give toys to more than one thousand kids this year.
Director of Community Outreach Alex Rahman says donating even just a small toy can leave a big smile on a child’s face.
“It’s really beautiful when you see the impact and the other side of those boxes,” he says. “It’s something we really want to convey to the people who helps us take part - whether they donate, house a box, or they volunteer... just how much of a impact they’re having on these families lives and altering their course and really giving them hope and joy.”
Additionally, the Salvation Army encourages the public to come out for the kick off the toy collection efforts for 2023.
A release shows Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has also proclaimed Friday, November 17 as “Toy Town Day”.
Officials say the community is invited to join in on the celebrations at 8:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army of Evansville on Fulton Avenue.
The toy collection will run from November 17 through December 18 with distribution to registered families taking place on December 19 and 20 at The Salvation Army.
Officials say volunteers are needed to help with the distribution event, so the public is encouraged to visit SAEvansville.org/volunteer to get signed up.
For a full list of locations, as well as information about how to get involved in Toy Town, visit SAEvansville.org/toy-town.
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