The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is partnering with Walmart stores across the metro Atlanta area, including the one in Dallas, 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, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 many children this Christmas season.
The Dallas Walmart is located at 3615 Marietta Highway.
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 stores are hosting Salvation Army red kettles in front of their stores as part of the nonprofit’s 122nd-annual Red Kettle Campaign through 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 those in need.