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Three Quincy service organizations to work together this Holiday season

Three Quincy service organizations to work together this Holiday season

3 weeks, 1 day ago by Scott Hardy

The Salvation Army, Quincy Catholic Charities and Toys for Tots will combine registration and distribution efforts

Three Quincy service organizations say they'll work together this holiday season, to help needy families. 

On Wednesday, The Salvation Army, Quincy Catholic Charities and Toys for Tots all announced that they would work together this year on their Christmas distributions. The Salvation Army will have its Angel Trees programs in the Kroc Center and at Walmart. Instead of a Salvation Army barrel, donors will put toys in a large box with the three non-profits’ logos. This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, only new toys will be accepted. Also because of the virus, the organizations will change both registration and distribution. The Salvation Army will take applications at the Kroc Center's Worship Theater October 12th through the 14th from 1-4 PM and October 15th and 16th from 1-6 PM. Quincy Catholic Charities’ registration days will be November 2nd through the 20th and November 30th through December 4th from 8:30 AM to Noon, and 1 to 4:30 PM at 620 Maine. Registration dates will be for both toys and Christmas food boxes. Toys will be distributed at the Toys for Tots facility in the old Motorola Building at 30th and Locust. People will be assigned a date and time to come to the facility and shop for their gifts and pick-up their food boxes. Masks will be required to be worn by both volunteers and clients.

Salvation Army Development Director Patty Douglas says in a statement that the arrangement is not unusual. She says that a similar arrangement in Hannibal between Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, and Douglas Community Center has been in effect for years.

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