Last updated: June 01. 2013 10:47AM - 136 Views
Erik Spencer Hill
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This is the final week to make a donation to support The Salvation Army’s efforts to help make Christmas brighter for children living in Stokes County.

This year, The Salvation Army anticipates it will serve more than 650 children in Stokes County. In order to meet this need, The Salvation Army is asking the community for their support.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children ages 12 and under can be dropped off at The Salvation Army’s distribution center beside Shannock’s Music and Pawn Shop at the King Shopping Center on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Stockings can also be picking up, stuffed and returned at the following locations: county libraries, Town and County Restaurant, Sam’s Pizza, Dairi-O (Rural Hall and King locations).

Financial support for The Salvation Army can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, Stokes County Christmas Services, P.O. Box 362, King, NC 27021.

The Salvation Army has been operating its Stokes County Service Unit since 1985. It runs in conjunction with the Stokes County Department of Social Services, King Outreach Ministry and East Stokes Outreach Ministry to provide emergency assistance such as rent and utility payments and emergency lodging. Hundreds of Stokes County families are helped with emergency needs each year by The Salvation Army, a United Fund participating agency.

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