Salvation Army seeking help with Easter basket drive

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Salvation Army in Huntsville is once again putting together Easter baskets for the children who receive its services.

Some of the children take part in Salvation Army youth programs. Others are among the 500 daily diners at the Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen.

To help with the effort, the Christian agency is asking for donations from the community.

Salvation Army officials say, “this little act of kindness brightens the faces of these little ones and gives us an opportunity to share the true meaning of Easter.”

Baskets may be homemade or store-bought.

Individual items – such as small books, socks and candy – are also needed. These will be used to fill out or make other baskets.

Ideas for donations include:

  • Small, stuffed animals
  • Little cars or trucks
  • Hairbows
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs
  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Crayons
  • Coloring books
  • Small children’s Bibles or Bible story books

Donations are needed no later than March 23. They may be dropped off at the Salvation Army offices at 2114 Oakwood Avenue or 305 Seminole Drive.

If you put together a basket, officials say it would be helpful to label the basket with the gender and approximate age of the child who should receive it.

Baskets will be given to children ages 2-12.

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