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Local Walmart Hosts “Fill the Truck” Toy Drive to Support The Salvation Army

Initiative to Help Provide a Cheerful Christmas to Local Children

The Salvation Army is teaming up wit the Salvation Army this weekend to collect toys and coats for local children in need. The "Fill the Truck" project will take place at several Walmart locations, including Snellville (3035 Centerville Highway location), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

According to a press release, this partnership is for one day only. The event is open to the general public who would like to donate new toys and coats to children who take part in The Salvation Army programs year-round. As they enter the store, Walmart shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill The Salvation Army’s Collection Bins. Once the Bins are full, The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to local children in need. The collection is expected to provide gifts to the many children this Christmas season.

The Salvation Army and Walmart partnership is a 30-year collaberation to help those in the community in need. Included in the collaberation, and again planned for this year is the Walmart, Sams Club Salvation Army Annual Red Kettle Campaign. This is the 122nd year of its operation. According to the release, 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 those in need.

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