Altruism is abundant this time of year...
and one place is the Salvation Army Center on Broward Boulevard. In its annual drive to contribute toys for the "Angel Tree" project, it will bring joy to over 3500 children (roughly two toys per child). But to make it happen, after collecting toys, volunteers pitch in an hour or a day, to organize and distribute a mountain of toys, ones requested by the children of incarcerated individuals.
On Monday, December 5th, Wilma Stevenson, NBBA President, contributed sweat equity as a volunteer. Along with working with corporate partners, from November 23rd through December 13th, donations are received for the Salvation Army at local malls: Galleria Mall, Coral Square, Pembroke Lakes Mall, and Broward Mall. Around the 15th or 16th of December, in a warehouse-size room every donated toy, cataloged with a tag, sorted, and scanned, will be inspected to assure every toy is age-appropriate. Distribution occurs on December 23rd. Shown here are Wilma Stevenson, Dan Paulus (left and right), and Alyse Gossman (center photo).
For more information, to volunteer or donate, email Alyse Gossman at The Salvation Army of Broward County: