WARSAW – Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to 300 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event in Warsaw Saturday, Nov. 9.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the front of Walmart, 2501 Walton Blvd., in Warsaw.
On Saturday, shoppers will be encouraged at the doors to give a toy or gift. To participate, simply stop by and drop off new toys to The Salvation Army at the front of the store.
“Around 150 families seek Christmas assistance every year,” said Ken Locke, representing The Salvation Army. “The public’s generosity helps The Salvation Army provide 300 children with Christmas toys they would not receive otherwise.”
Toys may also be dropped off at the office of The Salvation Army, 501 E. Arthur Street in Warsaw. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-3 p.m.
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 Warsaw will remain in Kosciusko County. The Salvation Army “clears” names with other agencies in the county to prevent duplication and abuse of services through a program called Charity Tracker.
Financial donations will be accepted as well at each door to support the 2019 Angel Tree Outreach.
To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.sawarsaw.org.