URGENT: Salvation Army Toy Drive Needs Help, Fast!

December 17, 2013 10:06 am · 10 comments


The Salvation Army in Concord is collecting toys for those in need this year, but unfortunately, they’re falling short, and they desperately need your help, TODAY!

The Salvation Army says “In setting up our toy shop we’ve discovered a significant shortage of items from ages 9 – 14 for both boys and girls.”

For girls, they need about 85 toys for ages 9-10, 90 toys for ages 11-12 and 100 toys for ages 13-14.

For boys, they need 100 toys for ages 9-10, 150 toys for ages 11-12 and 70 toys for ages 13-14.

They said they know it’s a lot of toys but with distribution being a bit early this year and the fact that Thanksgiving came late some tags weren’t given out till early this month and they’re not getting toys coming in soon enough.

If you can help, feel free to drop a toy off at the Salvation Army, located at 3950 Clayton Rd., near West Street.

If you’re in Clayton, you can also drop a toy off at R&M Pool, Patio and Gardens, located at 6780 Marsh Creek Road.

Thanks for any help you can give the children in need this Christmas.


1 Cassandra December 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I can do this! Will have my Mom watch our young kids, and get to the mall within an hour.

I really enjoy helping people in need…….

2 Julie December 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

God bless Cassandra and her continuous generosity.

I hope the Salvation Army gets the toys they need

3 Lori December 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

I have helped out the past few years with donations, unfortunately this is has been a rough year for us. I hope they get all they need. Merry Christmas to all….

4 TC December 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Honestly this country is so obsessed with materialistic things. What kind of message our we sending our kids by giving them toys. We should focus on the real issues like poverty, literary and health. Then maybe people could afford things and not just a handout.

5 Sumsocool December 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM

TC, I think the reason for the toy drive is for the underprivileged. Sorry but some people like to see poor kids smile too.

6 i can read December 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

TC, Did you mean literacy? Also, there’s a difference between OUR and ARE.

7 mika December 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Maybe kids should learn NOT to expect toys for Xmas. Agree withTC, materilistic world. Give thanks for what you have, work hard to get what you want, share when you can. Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, not stress over gift giving.

8 Sumsocool December 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Who’s stressing? People want to give toys they should give a toy. All children deserve a toy. It is Christmas if you want to be a Scrooge I’m cool with that. Don’t put other people down for trying to make children happy. Children have a right to have a special gift from Santa. I’m an adult I know hard work but my three year old doesn’t. He is learning but at this point he only knows how to put his thing back.

9 Rich December 17, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thanks to all of you Claycordians for dropping off Toys for the Forgotten Angels at the Salvation Army Concord Corps and The Garden Girl’s location – R&M Pools in Clayton. The Corps still needs more toys so these kids will have Christmas. The toys will be given out Wednesday & Thursday and you can still drop them off Wednesday. Thanks for caring and Mayor thanks for posting this Forgotten Angels.

10 Jess December 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program is short of toys this year, too. Every child deserves a Christmas present. We’ve been more fortunate than many, so we put a few toys in a collection bin a few days ago.

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