The Salvation Army needs the community’s help to bring the joy of the Christmas season to families in Yadkin County. The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Assistance program is underway, allowing families in need to receive toys and stockings for their children as well as a box of food for Christmas Day. The Salvation Army has committed to helping 760 children from 344 families living in Yadkin County this holiday season.
How can you help?
—Adopt an Angel and provide clothing and wish list items for a particular child.
—Fill a Stocking with stocking stuffers.
—Host a toy drive at your workplace, church or civic club for the Angel Tree program.
—Give a monetary donation to help The Salvation Army provide gifts for angels that are not adopted.
—Volunteer your time and help prepare and distribute gifts to the families.
Where can you help?
ANGEL TREE and STOCKING Locations
—Yadkinville: Library at 233 E. Main St., YMCA at 6540 Service Road, Papa’s Pizza (Angel Tree only) at 201 S. State St., Curves (Angel Tree only) at 944 S. State St.
—Boonville: Boonville Restaurant at 109 W. Main St., Library at 121 W. Main St.
—East Bend: Yadkin Valley Bank at 117 Flint Hill Road, Library at 420 Flint Hill Road
—Jonesville: Library at 150 W. Main St.
—Hamptonville: Phat Boyz at 4420 Old Hwy 421 W (pickup only)
—Courtney: Old Stage Grill at 1801 Old Stage Road (pickup only)
The deadline to turn in angel tree gifts and stockings is Dec. 12, 2011. The gifts and food boxes will be given to families on Dec. 17, 2011.
“We would not be able to help these families in need if it were not for the generosity of the people who live in Yadkin County,” said Major Kent Davis, area commander for The Salvation Army. “It’s the people who donate toys, fulfill an angel, stuff a stocking, or volunteer their time that make it happen.”
For more information or to volunteer, call Becky Clark at 336-399-2340 or email YadkinChristmas@gmail.com. The Salvation Army is a participating member of the Yadkin County United Fund.