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Treasures for Children: What you can do

on December 11, 2013 10:59 AM

How to help

• Select tags from trees at Walmart or Kmart (all others sites are now closed), purchase gifts requested and return them to one of these sites, unwrapped and marked “Treasures for Children.”

• Purchase one or more of the most-requested items and drop them off at a tree location.

Organizers suggest Rainbow Loom kits and replacement rubber bands; Duck Dynasty merchandise; makeup and nail polish sets; Monster High dolls; Leapster electronic learning games; and full-sized bottles of lotion.

• Donate new hats, gloves and scarves. They should be unwrapped and marked “Treasures for Children” at a tree location.

• Give children’s books, which are distributed to families picking up their Treasures gifts. Book scan be dropped off at tree locations.

• If you selected a tag but are unable to fulfill the request, return it to a tree. Someone else can select the tag or Treasures for Children volunteers can buy the presents.

• Make a financial donation, which will be used by volunteers 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.

Don’t forget

• Treasures for Children tree locations now include the Kmart and Walmart stores in White Township. Gifts have already been collected from all other sites.

Treasures tags can still be selected at these two locations.

Donated items can be dropped off at either.

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

• If you have questions, contact program coordinator Linda Donnelly at (724) 388-3841, The Salvation Army at (724) 465-2530 or the Gazette office at (724) 465-5555.

Inquiries can also be sent to

The Salvation Army Treasures for Children is sponsored by the Gazette and runs with no administrative costs.

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