The Salvation Army’s toy distribution program has signed up over 1,677 families who requested and qualified for assistance, to shop the annual “Toyland Days”.
The event helps more than 4,650 local children, giving them a merrier Christmas this year.
Toyland gives parents the opportunity to “shop” and choose age and gender appropriate toys for their children’s Christmas presents. Toys have been collected through community drives and Salvation Army Angel Trees located at Omaha area malls and businesses.
The event begins on December 20, and continues on December 21 and 23 at The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street. Families are given a day and time to attend to “shop” for their children’s toys.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Renaissance Center or Angel Tree sites in the metro through Sunday, December 22nd.
Toyland is one of many Christmas programs made possible by donations to The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights Campaign.
To donate online, visit GiveSalvationArmy.org. Volunteer bell ringers are still needed now through December 24. Sign up online at ringomaha.org or call 402.898.6000.
Photo/interview opportunities: The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street
Friday, December 20 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 21 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Monday, December 23 – 9:00 – 10:45 am