Salvation Army of Wake County nearly meets its Angel Tree goal

From staff reportsDecember 18, 2012 

— The Salvation Army of Wake County says it has nearly met its goal of providing Christmas toys and clothes for thousands of children through its Angel Tree program.

Nearly 4,000 families, with nearly 8,700 children, had signed up for the program, which seeks donors to “adopt” the children and buy them new clothes and toys. As of last Wednesday, nearly 2,000 children had not been “adopted,” and Salvation Army officials said they were running out of time to get gifts ready for children this week.

But after media coverage of the shortfall, donors came forward to take on the remaining children, the Salvation Army announced Tuesday. The gifts will be distributed over a three-day period starting Tuesday.

The only need that remained was for new toys for the oldest children, ages 10 to 12, the organization said. For information on donating, go to www.KeepTheBellRinging.org.

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