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There's still time to participate in Treasures program

on December 15, 2013 1:58 AM

Those in need of assistance with Christmas gifts are encouraged to contact The Salvation Army at (724) 465-2530 as soon as possible.

If you’d like to help, consider selecting a tag from trees at the White Township Walmart or Kmart. All other sites are now closed.

Tags include information on the recipient. Recipients may be a child, a special-needs adult or a senior in financial need. Gifts should be returned to Kmart or Walmart, unwrapped and marked “Treasures for Children.”

There are several other ways to help:

• Purchase one or more of the most-requested items. Organizers suggest Rainbow Loom kits and the replacement rubber bands, Duck Dynasty merchandise, makeup and nail polish sets, Monster High dolls, Leapster electronic learning games, and full-size bottles of lotion.

• Donate new hats, gloves and scarves that will fit children or adults.

• Give children’s books, which will be distributed to families picking up their Treasures gifts.

All of the following suggested donations should also be returned to Kmart or Walmart tree locations.

Organizers also have asked that donors consider giving money, which will be used to purchase gifts for those whose tags were not selected.

Checks should be made out to The Salvation Army Treasures for Children Program and sent to or dropped off at The Salvation Army, 635 Water St., Indiana PA 15701.

If you’ve taken a tag but not dropped off the gifts yet, there’s still time to do so.

If you don’t think that you’ll be able to fulfill the request, you may return your tag to a Treasures tree site.

Questions are to be directed to program coordinator Linda Donnelly at (724) 388-3841, The Salvation Army at (724) 465-2530 or the Gazette office at (724) 465-5555. Inquiries may also be sent to

The Treasures for Children is co-sponsored by The Salvation Army and The Indiana Gazette. All donations directly benefit recipi

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