Media release: Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide toys to 400 local children in need during the holidays with a toy drive event at both Walmart locations in Rome on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Both West Rome and East Rome Walmarts are participating in similar toy drives throughout the nation. On Saturday, shoppers will receive a list of suggested toy items. To participate,simply stop by and drop off new toys to The Salvation Army at the front of each Walmart store.
“More than 400 children and families seek Christmas assistance every year,” said Capt. Jason Smith from The Salvation Army. “The public’s generosity helps The Salvation Army provide for 400 children with Christmas toys they would not receive otherwise.”
Santa will be making visits to every Walmart store on the same day – adding an air of excitement and Christmas cheer to customers’ shopping experience in stores.
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 during the toy drivewill remain in Rome and will help The Salvation Army provide Christmas assistance to local children and families in need.
To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit SalvationArmyRome.org.