WSAV’s 20th year of Holiday Hope kicked off on Tuesday with our first toy drop-off event of the season.
This year we have teamed up with The Salvation Army and Bluffton Self Help to make sure every child has something under the tree on Christmas morning.
WSAV’s Ben Senger hosted the first toy drop-off on Tuesday at the Walmart on Ogeechee Road and Highway 17.
The Salvation Army band played holiday music as shoppers stopped by to make donations.
“It’s wonderful to be a part of. The Salvation Army gets to be the great conduit of just all the goodness of people like WSAV and their watchers who want to just help a child,” said Major Paul Egan with The Salvation Army. “Buy a gift, we’ll make sure it gets to somebody in need.”
Kyle McCann, the new chairman of Savannah’s Salvation Army Board, says every toy donated through Holiday Hope will help them continue their effort in serving local families.
“It has allowed us to help over 1700 families in our community have a Christmas and to be able to give the children presents,” he said, adding that the Salvation Army hopes to do the same this season.
Although our first drop-off event is over, the campaign has just begun. Visit here for more events and locations.