Salvation Army down thousands of toys for annual toy drive

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Each year the Salvation Army collects thousands of toys for the annual Holiday Toy Drive, but in 2015 the company is facing a major shortage.

For more than 5500 families in San Diego county, the Christmas holiday is just another day. But thanks to a very special program presented by the Salvation Army, the upcoming holiday will be a little brighter.

The Toy-N-Joy workshop hosted by the Salvation Army is making wishes come true this holiday season. 5500 pre-selected families having financial difficulties and are unable to provide a traditional Christmas for their children will be fit with a Christmas tree and presents to go under it. Approximately 19,000 children need to be cared for and currently the Salvation Army needs 15,000 more toys to meet that goal. 

The Salvation Army is encouraging the community to donate brand new toys within the next three days to serve all of the families.

Donations are accepted at all seven Salvation Army and all 25 Massage Envy locations around San Diego.

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