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TOYS STILL NEEDED TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

December 04, 2013

TOYS STILL NEEDED TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

Columbia, S.C., December 4, 2013 – Time is running out to adopt angels and turn in toys to Angel Trees at Columbiana Centre and Columbia Place Mall. Table attendants will be available to assist at the malls until Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m.

“The Salvation Army needs generous shoppers to purchase new, unwrapped toys for specific children from the trees,” said Major Roger Coulson, Regional Coordinator/Corps Officer at The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “Time is running out and there are many angels still left on the trees.”

If you can’t make it out to the malls, there are additional opportunities to provide for local children living in poverty. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the following events and places:

• Sweet Seasons Forest Acres Christmas Celebration on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on top of Richland Mall;

• Carolina Carillon Parade on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. – Noon. We’ll be collecting at the SC State House Christmas Tree.

• A Starry Night in Five Points at the fountain on Saturday, December 14 from 4 – 7 p.m.

• Toy Drive collection containers are currently available to drop off toys at Pivotal Fitness on St. Andrews, Frankie’s Fun Park on Parkridge, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Be Beep Toy Shop, Kohl’s in Irmo, Old Navy on Harbison, Junior League Headquarters, JC Penney at Sandhill, Bank of America in Five Points, Petal in Five Points, Christoper Towers, Q’doba in Five Points, Davis & Dingle Dentistry, The Inn at Claussen’s, Pizza Joint on Forest Drive, Portfolio Art Gallery on Devine, BlueTile Skateshop in Five Points, ECPI, Half Moon Outfitters, Edible Arrangements in Five Points, Chick-fil-a in Five Points, Buy Buy Baby on Harbison, Family Dollar stores on Garners Ferry, Sunset, Main, Farrow; and Carolina Tan Factory on Saint Andrews and Two Notch.

“Many thanks to everyone who has donated toys to help local children in need and to all of the places where we are collecting toys and will be collecting toys in the days ahead,” said Major Coulson. “We need the community’s support to make sure each child gets new, unwrapped toys this Christmas season.”

For more information, contact Major Roger Coulson at The Salvation Army of the Midlands at Roger_Coulson@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 803-309-6435.

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