Walmart partnering with Salvation Army to give kids toys and coats

Walmart and The Salvation Army are partnering this Christmas season to help provide new toys and coats to local children on Christmas as part of the 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The "Fill the Truck" toy drive will be hosted at the Huntington Walmart, along with more than 2,500 other Walmart stores across the country, on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The "Fill the Truck" event will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.

It is open to anyone in the community who would like to donate new toys and coats to children who take part in The Salvation Army programs throughout the year.

Upon arrival, shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill The Salvation Army van at the store. The Salvation Army will bring the donations to its facility at 1424 E. Market St. and distribute the gifts to local children in need.

The collection is expected to provide gifts to more than 600 children.

"The Salvation Army is excited to partner with Walmart," says Capt. Barbara McCauley of The Salvation Army in Huntington.

"Each year, Walmart is there to help us meet demands and provide a special Christmas to families and individuals who may not otherwise have a Christmas to celebrate."