By: Jillian Wilson
Three thousand children here in the Quad Cities are in need of a toy.
The Salvation Army's angel tree program is looking for your support to help them.
"Something that's so important to children in poverty is that they can feel like they have a normal life. Coming back to school the first day after Christmas vacation, you have no toy, that would be unacceptable," says Holly Nomura, the development director for the Salvation Army.
You can make sure no child is left out by donating an unwrapped toy to any
"These will be the toys most likely that the children receive, the only toys that some of our Quad City children will be receiving."
Reps from the Salvation Army say they are in short supply of presents for older kids ages 9 through 12. Just as toys are needed, volunteers are also needed to make it all happen.
"This is a great way to be connected with the community during this great season. It's the most heartwarming experience you might have all season, really," says Nomura.