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Most Needed Holiday Items

Sunday, December 20, 2020
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Every Christmas there are families who don’t exchange gifts because they can’t afford them. However, many communities offer programs that rely on donations to put new clothes and toys under the tree for children and families that usually go without Christmas gifts. One example is The Salvation Army’s

One example is The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, which connects a sponsor with a deserving child (or “Angel”). The trees can be found during the holiday season at retail stores, businesses and other locations throughout many communities. Anonymous donors select a name off of a tree, purchase the items listed on the tag and bring them back to the drop-off location to be donated. Whether you’re able to adopt a child

Whether you’re able to adopt a child or simply provide a few items, be on the lookout for these commonly requested items as you tackle your holiday shopping this year:

• Baby necessities like bottles, blankets, diapers and wipes

• Warm weather attire, like winter coats, mittens, hats and scarves

• Books or board games

• Dolls, action figures or other toys that inspire imaginative play

• School and art supplies

• Personal care items like shampoo, soap, deodorant or hair products

• Cleaning supplies

• Laundry detergent and fabric softener

• Gift cards to retail stores

• Pre-paid gas cards

• Restaurant or grocery gift certificates