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Walmart stores host 'Fill the Truck' toy drive

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For one day only, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Salvation Army will partner with Walmart stores to host a "Fill the Truck" toy drive that will help provide new toys and coats to local children in need this Christmas.

The event is open to the anyone who would like to donate new toys and coats to children The Salvation Army serves year-round.

As they enter the store, Walmart shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill The Salvation Army's collection bin. Once the bin is full, The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to local children in need.

Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered together for more than 30 years to help support people in need.

This year, Walmart and Sam's Club will once again host Salvation Army red kettles in front of their stores as part of The Salvation Army's 122nd Annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The Salvation Army's campaign runs from Nov. 23-Dec. 24.

In 2011, Walmart and Sam's Club helped The Salvation Army raise more than $46 million nationally --nearly one-third of the record $147.6 million raised. All donations made to the red kettles and "Fill the Truck" events will remain in the local community and help The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other services to people in need, a news release said.



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