Salvation Army to Distribute Toys to Nearly 4,600 Cleveland-Area Children

Cleveland, OH - No one would argue that this past year has been a bit different. But Christmas is still coming, and The Salvation Army is determined to make it special for Cleveland-area boys and girls, despite all the financial challenges worsened by the COVID pandemic.

Santa’s helpers at The Salvation Army have been busy the past few weeks gathering thousands of toys, and they’re now ready to distribute them to nearly 4600 children.

The Salvation Army toy drive is an annual event. But this year’s “event” has a new twist. In compliance with current social distancing guidelines, families who signed up for toys will drive up to one of five Salvation Army locations at pre-scheduled times between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, and Friday, December 18.

We encourage local media to cover this goodwill initiative that’s made possible by the generosity of local businesses and individuals. Major corporate sponsors of the event include Meijer and Walmart. Location addresses for distribution are provided below.

If you are interested in getting a behind-the-scenes peak at this massive toy distribution effort, arrangements can be made for interviews with Salvation Army officers on the front lines of this year’s Rescue Christmas initiative in advance of the distribution. Contact Eileen Petridis at Falls to schedule an interview.

Toy Distribution Locations

The Salvation Army East Cleveland Corps                        

1507 Doan Ave. East Cleveland                                            

The Salvation Army Miles Park Corps                                

4139 E. 93rd Street. Cleveland                                             

The Salvation Army Ohio City Corps

4402 Clark Ave. Cleveland

The Salvation Army Temple corps

17625 Grovewood Avenue, Cleveland

The Salvation Army West Park Corps

12645 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland

Photo courtesy of Salvation Army

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