Walmart & Salvation Army To “Fill the Truck” with Toys for Children in Need

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Starting this Friday, November 29, select Walmart stores across the country will kick off the second annual Fill the Truck Toy Drive, which will collect hundreds of thousands of toys for children in need in partnership with The Salvation Army.

Shoppers visiting one of the 3,500 participating stores on November 29, December 7, and December 15 will have the opportunity to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the trucks or bins that will be distributed to parents to give to their children on Christmas morning.

“Walmart has been such a big supporter of The Salvation Army and we are so appreciative of all the hard work they put into Fill the Truck,” said Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army USA. “This year, Fill the Truck is reaching even more customers and our hope is to provide more children with a Christmas toy that they would not receive otherwise.”

In one day at last year’s inaugural event, generous shoppers donated an amazing 135,000 toys and 10,000 coats for American children in need.

For more than 40 years, Walmart has been an essential partner of The Salvation Army. In addition to these events, the Walmart Foundation – whose mission is to create opportunities so people can live better around the globe – is once again helping us combat hunger through a $1 million donation to support The Salvation Army’s feeding programs, which provide nearly 60 million meals each year to individuals in need.

This Thanksgiving and beyond, The Salvation Army give thanks for Walmart, our valued partner in Doing the Most Good.

See you Saturday!

Read the official press release at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org

36 Comments on “Walmart & Salvation Army To “Fill the Truck” with Toys for Children in Need

  1. i have 3 children who will go without christmas presents this year .i have 2 boys one 12 and one 10 and a daughter who is 17 .i would greatly appreciate the help of getting them presents as i am unable to do it i live on disabilty and i pay all my bills and theirs nothing left to buy them christmas present with .i dont normally do this but i want my kids to have a good christmas you can reach me by phone (616)466-1920 god bless u for helping familes in need .thank u

  2. I. Nice. To. Help kid. This. To. Have. Toys. To play. With. For. Christmas. And. Put. A. Happy. Face. For. Kids. All. Around. The. World. This. Time. Of. Year

  3. I have nine yr old son who w:ill not celebrate. Christmas this year aim happy for any donation can help with than.k u Carrie rush worth 3541bleigh ave philapa 19136 thank u

  4. I need help for christmas for me and four kids 2 girls 13,15 2 boys8 11 i can be reach at 313-736-6540…

  5. I need help with my nash hes 6 years old .Dads not around grandma lost her husband and i lost my job please help us. 6619004520

  6. I can really use the help for my 4 kids for xmas gifts. I cant aford gifts this year for my baby. I have a 4yr old girl a 5yr old boy a 8yr old girl and a 9yr old girl thank u so much and god bless yall. 2816626529

  7. Hi, I would like to get help for my mom that is the only parent to a 16 year old boy and to my niece that my mom taken in to the family that is 3. She is the only parent that can’t get much things for christmas so plz help…u can get a hold me with my email that is amandawykoff@gmail.com to get more info…thanks

  8. I live in W.V. and have 3 grandsons (twins boys age 11, and one boy who is 8 years old need help for Christmas. Winter clothes would be nice for them. Sizes 7,8,9. Please let me know about help. My address: HC 81 BOX 49, Matewan, W.V. 25678

  9. I am a single mother of two amazing angels, 11 and 4 yrs old. We recently found out I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. At the same time I was shocked to hear I was pregnant also
    My health is not good, I’ve had two heart attacks in two years, and have seizures due to head trauma from domestic violence.
    My girls and I are close and loving and will not let what’s happened kill our spirit.
    But having to be relocated out of state I’m unable to contact family friends and even talk/vent. Never mind tell them what risks I’m taking.
    I’m not afraid cancer is in my family’s bloodline, it was inevitable. But never did I think I’d have no support group to help me through this.
    My guardian angel is my 11 year old! A responsibility she should never have to face, or see her mom go through.
    But we’re survivors, were Italian and I will prove to be their hero!
    I will do everything I can to protect this baby inside me and I will beat this cancer and prove to not only my girls but the “probate courts” and all the disbelievers that it will take more than cancer to take me down.
    But this christmas more than any other my girls deserve so much I can’t give them.
    They don’t ask for much, just that mommy will get better and the baby will be a little nicer to mom,,,:’)
    My wish is for them and for them to truly believe in the christmas miracle.
    I give my wishes and my prayers to make this a good christmas for them.
    My eldest prays nightly that mom will get strong enough to come home with her new sibling.
    How do you explain to a child, your child, without breaking down, because she is to smart for her own good and knows this may be her moms last christmas.
    I wish with all my heart and sole my girls are safe and protected and even if they loose mommy I’ll always be here watching over them. For they are the reason I was put on this planet.
    God works in mysterious ways and love is everlasting. I just wish my love was enough.
    I would be willing to help volunteer giving gifts to families or food or anything I could contribute to be able to get something under the tree for my girls
    Thank you

    Sent from my iPad

  10. I am a single mother of two amazing angels, 11 and 4 yrs old. We recently found out I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. At the same time I was shocked to hear I was pregnant also
    My health is not good, I’ve had two heart attacks in two years, and have seizures due to head trauma from domestic violence.
    My girls and I are close and loving and will not let what’s happened kill our spirit.
    But having to be relocated out of state I’m unable to contact family friends and even talk/vent. Never mind tell them what risks I’m taking.
    I’m not afraid cancer is in my family’s bloodline, it was inevitable. But never did I think I’d have no support group to help me through this.
    My guardian angel is my 11 year old! A responsibility she should never have to face, or see her mom go through.
    But we’re survivors, were Italian and I will prove to be their hero!
    I will do everything I can to protect this baby inside me and I will beat this cancer and prove to not only my girls but the “probate courts” and all the disbelievers that it will take more than cancer to take me down.
    But this christmas more than any other my girls deserve so much I can’t give them.
    They don’t ask for much, just that mommy will get better and the baby will be a little nicer to mom,,,:’)
    My wish is for them and for them to truly believe in the christmas miracle.
    I give my wishes and my prayers to make this a good christmas for them.
    My eldest prays nightly that mom will get strong enough to come home with her new sibling.
    How do you explain to a child, your child, without breaking down, because she is to smart for her own good and knows this may be her moms last christmas.
    I wish with all my heart and sole my girls are safe and protected and even if they loose mommy I’ll always be here watching over them. For they are the reason I was put on this planet.
    God works in mysterious ways and love is everlasting. I just wish my love was enough.
    I would be willing to help volunteer giving gifts to families or food or anything I could contribute to be able to get something under the tree for my girls
    Thank you
    Tammy
    401-654-8810

    Sent from my iPad

  11. I would like to first wish everyone happy holidays. May you all have peace and joy this season despite your many obstacles.

    It has been a tough couple of years for myself and my family as welI. I have nine year old girl who is the sweetest child with the biggest heart. I also have a 21 year old child who herself is mother to my beautiful six month old grandson. Our family has endured Hurricaine Sandy and financial hardship this past year or two. I also have a myriad of medical issues that have caused me to leave my career (one which I loved) in the social service field.

    Currently, my husband and I have separated which has caused an even greater hardship on myself. I am destitute. I have no income, lost my medical insurance therefore I am not receiving medical care nor needed medications and I am experiencing great depression due to my issues. I feel lost and powerless at times.

    Most days my body is riddled with pain from various medical issues and I am financially bankrupt. I cant afford to support myself (rent for November is due and now we are in December) let alone buy gifts for my daughters and grandchild.

    To me the holidays are about being with family, compassion, giving, however, to children however the holidays are not only about family and God, but, about waking up in the early morning hours to see what Santa has brought them for being good all year round.

    I feel the most pain for my nine year old daughter who has to endure more than any child should over the past couple of years. She is a trooper though and has a greater understanding of of our family’s issues than most adults do. I try to shelter her as much as I can, but, at the same time give her the explanations that she deserves.

    I believe that Jesus Christ works miracles and hope he does for our family. I would give anything to feel physically well for one day and to be able to provide my children and grandchild with the best day ever on Christmas day. They have been through a lot and seeing them with smiles on their face would be the best medicine for me.

    I do not know how I am going to provide financially, but, I will say that one way or another I will make sure that my children and grandchild, have the best day ever.

    As I stated earlier in my post, I experience great financial and medical hardship. But, if I can somehow or someway help any of you, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail. I will do whatever I am able to for you and your families.

    God bless you all

    Renee

    Rtesta8861@aol.com

  12. I would love to give my kids a good Christmas but cant afford it any help would be a blessing.

  13. hello im a single mother of two children a boy who is 9 and a girl who is 10 i recently found out i have a condition that enables me to work and im just heart broken i wish i could give my kids a good christmas but i just dont know how i barly afford my bills let alone anything else i would really appreaicate it if my children couls get help for this hoilday season you can reach me a 304-698-8124 please leave a message thank you so very much

  14. hello my name is shekitha and I am a single parent of 4 well we might not be able to do Christmas this year because I am about to move into a new house and I can’t really afford the house and the Christmas all that one so if you can please help me with my four children I have two boys and two girls my boys are 14 and 13 and my girls are eight and two and we really need you I am really praying for my kids to have a good Christmas I want them to I just can’t afford is really hard for me right now I wish they could just have both so if you hear me cry out for help can you please help me just for one time you can reach this family a 3366028989 please let them be able to see another Christmas thanks once again yours truly

  15. Hello my name is Danielle I been struggling for so long I have 3 kids two girl an 1 boy girls are 5 and 2 years old my son is 7 months I really need help to give them a nice Christmas I never been able to give them the Christmas they post to have so if you can help us out to get my baby stuff for Christmas plz I need the help

  16. I have a two year old son. He is so intelligent and so sweet and caring. He is old enough now to know that Santa comes and brings presents unfortunately our family cannot afford gifts for him this year. I cry all day and night everyday.. I feel like such an a$$ (please pardon the language!!) for not being able to give my precious baby boy the presents he so well deserves and knowing that his little heart is going to be broken when he wakes up and there isn’t any gifts for him at all.. If someone out there anyone at all would be able to help me I couldn’t tell you how much it would mean to us.. I always have given to the charities every time the opportunity came up and we had the money to give. This is our very first time ever asking for help.. I wish it was the opposite and I was able to give Christmas to my child as well as someone else’s. As the circumstances are right now though my husband is currently unemployed as well as myself and it is impossible for us to find a job when no where around here is hiring especially when we live in a very small community with very little job opportunities. Please email me at nhoover311@yahoo.com if your able to help us or know of someone who could.

  17. I am a single mother of three children ages 7, 13, and 15. a daughter and two sons. My youngest daughter is special needs (Autistic). I am also disabled (Bi Polar, and Attention Deficit). I am currently on a fixed income(Disability and Government assistance) and simply cannot afford to give my children a Christmas this year :( I am just financially broke and have more bills than I can deal with!
    I am hoping and praying that The Salvation Army can help my three children this year have a good Christmas! My daughter’s birthday is also Dec 30th as well… I appreciate an organization such as yours, I can remember as a kid going to a summer camp lead by the Salvation Army and really enjoying the experience!

    My address is : 10132 Summer Hill road Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    I live in Hanover county.

    Thanks and Best Regards,
    Tina Williams
    home phone# (804)803-8459

  18. Hi my name is jacqueline davis I would love if someone would be my 8 year old son sean guardian angel this christmas im currently gettting assistance from the state but I can not afford hardly anything this year and I’m currently disabled and cannot work I’ve had several sugeries and not receiving any other income thiswould be so much help for sean to get some things for christmas if anyone can sponsor sean It would be a blessing my number is 610-333-7520 Thank You ever so much and God Bless

  19. Greetings to alll this year , what downs most of all counting the ups.Its hard sometimes , but we have to remember there are angels all around.I am a single mother now for two years surving domestic violence w my babies .Two girls and a boy 10, 8, 7, the first year in shelter, second finaly, in another city this year w dr’s, therapist, and awesome teacher/counselor my middle child is coming around.As for her I was beaten the day I brought her home and my son well gave birth black and blue …they have seen the worst and am doing now what I am supposed to,the right things for them so Santa I’m so so proud of them knowing all and going through all the ups and downs w moving, worries ect… school ,even honor roll!Maybe Santa will consider them greatly…1134 Windmill Palm Sa, Tx 78216

  20. Thank you all for sharing …best wishes to the families out there. Pray and hold faith Salvation Army w Wal-mart will send their Angels !!

  21. I am needing help getting christmas gifts for my kids. my little girl is 2 and my little boy is 1. i am not able to get them anything because we live on a fixed income please help me.

  22. I AM THE MOTHER OF THREE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE A 17 YEAR OLD SON CHRISTIAN WHO HAS AUTISM AND A 6 YEAR OLD SON WHO IS ALSO AUTISTIC. HIS NAME IS JOSEPH. MY DAUGHTER IS 14 WHOM IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND BRILLANT LITTLE GIRL I HAVE EVER KNOW. I AM ON DISABILITY AND RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS. I AM UNABLE TO PROVIDE CHRISTMAS FOR THEM. THIS BREAKS MY HEART. SEEING CHILDREN ON CHRISTMAS MORNING CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FOR ME. IF ANYONE IS ABLE TO ASSIST IN BRINGING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS TO MY HOME PLEASE CONTACT ME. I LIVE IN NEWPORT, PA. PERRY COUNTY…717 567 0198…BLESSED BE!

  23. Hi I’m I need of help this year with gifts for my 4 kids,I work but all of my money is spent on bills and house hold items I really want them to have a blessed merry Christmas help us thanks

  24. HI! My name is Janice Could someone Please Help me & my 4 kids for Christmas toys clothes I have been going threw some hard time I have 2 kids that have seizures & 1 that have Asthma real bad and one with cancer and I am not making this up I will want some other kids to have it but right now I am really in need I can not work I am a single mom I do not get child support when I pay all the bills & buy food ,Medicine ,gas for all the hospital I do not have anything else so can some one please Help you can reach me at 731-736-1152 Thanks so much may god bless you all

  25. Hi…I have wrote o her already which is the 9th one…but I wanna to add my number and address for the people that wants to help my family out…thanks
    8105977400
    7344 114th st flushing mi 48433

  26. I’m a disabled mom that fighting for my disability! I have 3 children. Age 10 is the youngest as well as a 19 year old sonthat really helps me out! Needing help! God is my glory and I appricate your help!:) with love have a merry Christmas

  27. Theres one kid that wont have a chirstmas this year her name is airrena in she 7 years old she smart in loves schoo she always haven all A”s .. I lost my jod in her dad just got lad off .. We have nothing to are name . In most of all me dont have aplace to call home . I lost mt home back in October of this year in ive been liveing from family & friends in its getting kind of played out .. So we dont have a job we dint have a home now my baby canf have a Christmas please help my baby look at chirstmas different .. Somebody enel body ..

  28. I didn’t know about the toys for tot til just now I thought I was going to be able to do for my own kids but couldn’t this year and my kids are going to wake up Christmas day with any toys under the tree this year I know it’s too late but I was trying to see if I can get some help before Wednesday please

  29. Tomorrow Is Christmas & Im Out Of Work Right Now & I Have An 11 year Old Daughter A Very Good Kid & My Grandbaby She’s 9 Month’s Who Won’t Be Waking Up To Nothing Under The Tree Because I Have No Money At All To Buy Gifts…. It Hurts Me To No that They Won’t Be Having A Merry Christmas….Can Someone Help Me Thanks!

  30. Walmart and the Salvation Army are on the right track, and I thank them, but I’d like to know why Walmart, a mega-rich company, can’t do a little donating themselves, eh?

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