MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Salvation Army is collecting toys for kids and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year Marquette and Alger counties gave 741 children toys. With the increase in unemployment over the past few months, volunteers want to still provide Christmas joy to kids and families in need.
Salvation Army Captain Doug Winters says, “It makes Christmas for a lot of people. Just to be to give a toy, especially if you have kids at home or if you don’t have kids at home. Just that warm feeling of Christmas and having those kids experience Christmas is really important.”
The Salvation Army is expecting to give toys to more than 1,000 children this year. They are calling on the community to help. There are several drop–off points at local Wal-Mart’s, or you can adopt an angel which will directly lead to a child getting a toy. Volunteers are also being asked to be the recognizable red kettle bell ringers. To find out more information or to donate to a local Salvation Army, click here.