The Salvation Army began distributing toys through its Christmas Angel program Wednesday, but there may not be enough toys to go around.
More than 1,000 families were expected to pick up their toys Wednesday, and an additional 2,200 on Thursday and Friday. But toys for more than 250 'Angels' were not brought back to the Angel Booths in Vallley malls. The Salvation Army went ahead and filled those wishes; as a result, the agency's toy bins have reached an all-time season low and may run out.
"The Salvation Army is committed to serving all Angels registered for the program this year. Today, we look to the community to help us make it through the rest of the week ...," Colonel Olin Hogan said in a news release.
If you would like to help, donate an unwrapped toy for children age birth through 12 years old to an Angel tree, Phoenix fire station, or a local Salvation Army unit.