The Salvation Army Toy Shop will distribute an estimated 100,000 toys to registered families from Thursday, Dec. 17 through Monday, Monday, Dec. 21. More than 15,344 children will receive toys this Christmas season.
“We continue to see a 30 percent increase for Christmas and emergency assistance,” said Major Jesse G. Collins, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee opened its Toy Shop from Dec. 2 through Dec. 5 to register area families to receive toys for their children; 5,462 families requested Christmas assistance for their children. Around 2,546 families in that group were new families applying for Christmas assistance this year.
To make a toy donation or to volunteer visit the Salvation Army Website at www.SAmilwaukee.org or call 414-302-4300. Interested donors can also make a donation to BizTimes Milwaukee’s digital Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign here if they choose: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/goto/BiztimesMilwaukee.