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VOLUNTEERS WRAP GIFTS FOR SALVATION ARMY PRISON TOY PROGRAM

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Released 16 November 2013

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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

WHAT: The 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.

WHEN: TODAY Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:00-Noon

WHERE: Salvation Army Distribution Center 5880 N. 60th St. Milwaukee

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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.

 


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