The Salvation Army for Prince William County is getting ready to distribute gifts to children in need this Christmas.
Each year the Salvation Army does bell ringing outside of major retailers and allows individuals to “sponsor” a child with their Angel Tree program, where tags with items children need are listed, and people can take these tags and purchase the gifts for the child.
The delivery of these gift donations will begin next week, and the Salvation Army will be able to give gifts to 1,199 children in need this holiday season.
“As people in the past month have taken tags, and bought gifts for them, and bought clothes for them, we’re making sure that they’re packaged well, so they can open them on Christmas morning,” said Major Robin Hackbarth, a coordinator for the Salvation Army in Prince William.
Hackbarth mentioned that the gifts wouldn’t be possible without the help of businesses, individuals, and organizations – like the Woodbridge and Lake Ridge Rotary – who help to raise funds and purchase items for the children.
“We just want to thank the community for the many smiles that you will be putting on kids’ faces [for] this Christmas…a special word of thanks to the I-95 Business Parks Management – who gave us a warehouse at Prince William Commons – to Walmart, Giant, Safeways, Food Lions all over the county, that allowed us to ring our bells there…and we just want to thank every donor, business, individual who donated,” said Hackbarth.
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