A bunch of local kids will have smiles on their faces Christmas morning thanks to the Salvation Army of Reading.
The nonprofit organization handed out toys for 3,000 children Friday. The toys were distributed at its facility at 5370 Allentown Pike, Temple, to parents and grandparents who otherwise would not have been able to afford them.
The toys were collected through donations from the community.
And even more toys were collected for the organization during another event Friday.
The Reading Fire Department held its annual toy drive at Trooper Thorn’s Irish Beef House. Those who visited received a free breakfast in exchange for donating an unwrapped toy.
The toy drive benefitted the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
“The Salvation Army of Reading is so grateful for our community members who made this possible.” Salvation Army Maj. Joy Mudge said in a release. “Without them, we could not help this many children. This community is so generous.”
Pictured: Cassidy Hathaway, left, and Chloe Kissling, both 17 and both seniors at
Conrad Weiser High School, take bags of toys to awaiting recipients at
the Salvation Army of Reading’s toy distribution at its facility at 5370
Allentown Pike, Temple, on Friday. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)
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