Families in need of holiday assistance are encouraged to call the Salvation Army, starting Monday, Nov. 13. Approved applicants can participate in the Salvation Army’s Toy & Joy Shop on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21. At the Toy & Joy Shop parents can shop for new toys, books, and stocking stuffers for their infant, preschool and school-aged children at no cost to the family. Please note, there are eligibility requirements and families may only participate in one of the following programs (Salvation Army Toy & Joy Shop, Christmas Anonymous, St. Francis’ Angel Tree Program, the YMCA’s program, or the JSSVP Adopt A Family program). Registration is required by calling, 288-3663. Contact Folwell’s School Social Worker, Lindy Lange, with questions, 328-3243.
· Families who are interested in the Salvation Army’s Toy & Joy Shop may also be interested in the Salvation Army’s Children’s Shopping Trip. Open to students who are 8 or 9 years old, call the Salvation Army starting Monday, Nov. 13. Eligible students receive a gift certificate and shop, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, with a volunteer to purchase Christmas gifts for their family at ShopKo. Contact Folwell’s School Social Worker, Lindy Lange, with questions, 328-3243.