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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
VOLUNTEERS WRAP GIFTS FOR SALVATION
ARMY PRISON TOY PROGRAM
WHO: 100 Salvation Army volunteers wrapping gifts for
children of incarcerated parents
Salvation Army of Milwaukee County and 100 volunteers will wrap gifts for area
families that are served through The Salvation Army’s Prison Toy
Program. Applications were received from incarcerated parents requesting
Christmas gifts for their children. This year The Salvation Army’s
Prison Toy Program will bring smiles to more than 3,000 children on Christmas
morning. The program was launched in 1954 and keeps incarcerated parents
connected to their children during the holidays. The gifts are sent from the
parent with no Salvation Army identification.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
WHERE: Salvation Army
5880 N. 60th St.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church,
has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since
1865. Nearly 33 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. Nationally, approximately 84
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.