Almost 5000 metro area children will get presents under the tree this Christmas thanks to the generosity of community members who donated to the Salvation Army’s annual “Toyland Days.”
Toyland toys have been collected thru community drives and the Salvation Army Angel Trees throughout town.
Parents participating in Toyland signed-up back in November for an opportunity to play “Santa” by getting to pick-out presents for their children this weekend.
Not only are the families thankful for an opportunity to make Christmas special for their kiddos, volunteers also get something special from the opportunity to help parents shop.
“As you can tell people are really excited. This is a very fun time of year for us, it’s exciting to help people out and get to escort people thru. So we have lots of volunteers that are regulars and come back year after year,” Jeff Wibel with the Salvation Army.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be collected by the Salvation Army thru Sunday. Donations can be dropped off at the Lied Renaissance Center located near 36th and Cuming or at any of the Angel Tree sites.