Salvation Army rings in holiday spirit with toy drive

Salvation Army hosts toy drive
Salvation Army hosts toy drive(Tim Braman)
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 10:58 PM CST
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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - The Freeport Salvation Army kicks off its season of giving with a toy drive for children in need.

On Saturday, officials ask Pretzel City residents to drop off any unwrapped toys for kids in need, while also urging warm clothes for kids to be a part of their donation. Freeport Salvation Army Officer, Lisa Thorson, says many parents don’t have the means to afford a Christmas present for their kids, and by giving just one toy, you could be changing a family’s holiday.

“It’s because of the community that we’re able to help those in need. The thing is, we help families year round, and try to serve without discrimination,” said Thorson.