Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Salvation Army is desperately seeking enough toys to save Christmas for thousands of less fortunate children in the Quad Cities.  The 2016 Angel Tree Toy Drive was will conclude on December 18th!  

The Salvation Army encourages people to add just one more child to their Christmas list…a child living in poverty.

ANGEL TREE Toy Collection sites are located at all four Moline and Silvis Wal-Marts, NorthPark Mall (JCPenney Court) and SouthPark Mall (near JCPenney Court) and Moline Public Library and ends December 18th. Mall drop off times are 11am – 8pm daily this Saturday and Sunday.  

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army, states that “Close to 1,500 families are depending on us.  Every child in our community should wake up Christmas morning to a new toy. This final week’s hard work will hopefully be enough so we can let children know they are special on Christmas morning!”  

Last year, thousands of toys were displayed at The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop on the Christmas Assistance distribution days.  Parents are able to “shop” for their child’s gift, and also receive a food box with the ingredients for a Christmas dinner. If you would like to sign up to help volunteer with Toy Shop Distribution that is on Decemeber 20th in Moline and Davenport, please contact Sarah Hite at 563-324-4808.