WARSAW — The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program kicks off Saturday, Dec. 6.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will kick off in Downtown Warsaw during “First Friday,” Dec. 6, as Warsaw Rotary Club holds its 92nd Annual “Rotary Toy Day.”
Members will bring toys to their club meeting on Dec. 6 and add them to the total collected in the downtown and are seeking others to bring a donation to the Christmas Parade which will start at 6 p.m.
Carriage rides will also be available to persons who bring new toys, food or hygiene items from 5-9 p.m. A container will also be at Central Park during the parade. Containers for the dropoff of new toys, hats, mittens and books for children in need. Other items are also welcomed such as hygiene products, socks, gloves and hats for families helping those affected by disaster through the Angel of Hope program.
Boxes will be at the following downtown merchants and businesses: Alderfer & Bergen & Co., Buffalo Street Emporium, Latte Lounge, Mad Anthony Brewing Co. and Warsaw Community Public Library. Containers will be at those businesses until Dec. 23.
The Salvation Army has given Christmas assistance since 1921 in Warsaw and developed the Angel Tree program in 1988.
Donations help to ensure that families, many single parents, grandparents and those working but not making ends meet, celebrate the holiday with a meal and gifts for their children according to Envoy Ken Locke, director.
Donations may also be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 501 East Arthur St., Warsaw, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-3 p.m.