U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, The Salvation Army team up to serve children, seniors this Christmas

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 07:39:02-04

(WTXL) — The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is partnering with The Salvation Army for the largest combined Christmas Assistance program in the Tallahassee area.

Through the Toys for Tots campaign and the Angel Tree Program, thousands of children and senior citizens are provided with gifts for Christmas each year.

"The Toys for Tots program will continue to collect toys from all our loyal donors, which will be distributed to all children through [Notes:The Salvation Army] Angel Tree program," explained Marc Dickieson, Coordinator of Toys for Tots.

Those wishing to register for assistance can do so at The Salvation Army located at 2410 Allen Road in Tallahassee starting October 1 through October 9. The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program is open to children age 12 and under and senior citizens age 65 and older living in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla Counties.

Assistance is provided based on need. Special registration days will be held in Gadsden and Wakulla Counties for those unable to travel to Tallahassee to register. For a full listing of registration days, hours, and what documents are required to apply, please visit

"With the help of donors and volunteers, we will be able to provide children and seniors in our community with the Christmas they all deserve," stated Lieutenant Amber Meo, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of Tallahassee. "This is a call to action for businesses and individuals to show their support for our community and neighbors in need."

Those wishing to sponsor a child or senior citizen for Christmas, are encouraged to visit or call 850-222-0304.