Each year, The Salvation Army in Collier County helps those less fortunate have a more enjoyable holiday season. Residents pre-register to receive food at Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with clothing and toys based on the number of people in the family.
The Salvation Army acts as a focal point for Christmas assistance applications so that holiday gifts are fairly distributed and duplication of services is avoided, utilizing interagency software provided by Solutions by Software.
New in 2013:
The Salvation Army Steps In for Toys for Tots
Since the Toys for Tots program did not operate in Collier County for 2013, The Salvation Army stepped in to make sure that thousands of children will have a reason to celebrate at Christmas.
Organizations and businesses that coordinated toy collections donated items to The Salvation Army, who met the shortfall.
Businesses, schools, churches, organizations and individuals can bring the toys to any Salvation Army location in Collier or arrangements for collection can be made by calling Maria Ramos at 239-775-9447.