Walmart to Host 'Fill the Truck' Toy Drive for Salvation Army on Dec. 8
Initiative to Help Provide a Cheerful Christmas to Local Children
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m.; Walmart; Metro Atlanta Locations
Who: The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta
Metro Atlanta, Walmarts (see locations listed below)
What: For one day only, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta will partner with the Walmart stores at several Metro Atlanta locations 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 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 the many children this Christmas season.
Why: 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 will once again host Salvation Army red kettles in front of their stores as part of The Salvation Army’s 122nd Annual Red Kettle Campaign between November 23rd and December 24th. 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.
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m.
Where: Metro Atlanta Walmarts
- 3795 BUFORD DR, BUFORD
- 3250 SARDIS CHURCH RD, BUFORD
- 4221 ATLANTA HWY, LOGANVILLE
- 3435 CENTERVILLE HWY, SNELLVILLE
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.
About The Salvation Army in Atlanta Georgia
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 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyatlanta.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/salvationarmymetroatlanta or follow us on Twitter @salvationarmya.