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Salvation Army: Charity Check-In

Donations to the Wichita Falls Salvation Army are a little bit ahead of where they were last year, because they haven't lost any days to ice and snow like they did in 2013. But this holiday season, a buck isn't the only thing you can give to the Salvation Army.

In a joint effort with the Wichita Falls Fire Department's Operation Santa Claus, the charity that aims to do the most good needs toys.

"We're doing the same thing, it would be better if we worked together and helped more people instead of the same people twice," said David Swyers, the captain of the Wichita Falls Salvation Army. 

Together, both organizations hope to collect enough toys to bring a happy holiday to 1,817 children.

"Last year, we were at 984, you can see that theirs a big jump with that partnership," said Swyers.

And while they're well on their way, there is still work to be done. 

"We still have about 200, 240 kids that still have not been adopted yet. So we really need a lot of people to buy toys, drop off toys," Swyers added. 

Swyers says that you don't even have to pick an angel off of any of the trees at Walmart or the Sikes Center Mall. If you want, you can drop off undesignated toys and let the Salvation Army pack and wrap them up. 

The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to help with distributing the toys. That event will take place on December 18th. If you're interested in volunteering, you can call the main office of the Salvation Army at 940-322-9822.

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