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Shortage of Donated Christmas Gifts for Children in Collier County

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Released 6 December 2011

The Salvation Army, Naples, Florida
3180 Estey Avenue
PO Box 8209
Naples, FL 34101-8209

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Chris Nind, Director of Development and Community Relations
Phone: (239) 775-9447 Fax: (239) 775-9732
Email: chris_nind@uss.salvationarmy.org

For Immediate Release:

Shortage of Donated Christmas Gifts for Children in Collier County

Although the Salvation Army of Collier County has increased the number of families and children served this year, there is a shortage of donated gifts for children ages 6 to 12.

Toys are 30% down on last year and children's clothes especially jackets are down 80%. Also bicycles are down 80% as there are only 22 bicycles donated so far. The Salvation Army toy store is at 2100 Trade Center Way, Naples.

If you are able to help please bring an unwrapped gift for a girl or boy ages 6 to 12 to the store on Trade Center Way between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday thru Friday, or you can drop off at 3180 Estey Avenue, Naples.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 126 years in the United States. Over 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.


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