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Help kids have toys for Christmas

WCNC Charlotte teamed up once again with The Salvation Army to help those less fortunate who need help putting gifts under the tree this year.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With inflation and the burden of high costs, thousands of families in the Charlotte area community are turning to The Salvation Army for support. Across the viewing area, The Salvation Army expects to provide gifts to more than 15,000 children this year.

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To meet the need, WCNC Charlotte teamed up with Belk, Original Mattress Factory and Tropical Smoothie Cafe to help make the holidays magical for everyone with the Magical Toy Drive.

Donation barrels are placed at Charlotte area Belk and Original Mattress Factory stores for new, unwrapped toys to help make sure every child in need has a gift to unwrap on Christmas morning.  

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An in person Magical Toy Drive drive-thru event will be hosted by WCNC Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside of the Belk at Carolina Place with team volunteers, store associates, and The Salvation Army. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children in need and say hello to the WCNC Charlotte team.

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Donations will be collected inside Charlotte area Belk stores and Original Mattress Factory locations through Friday, Dec. 16. 

Anyone can also donate money online.   

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance this holiday, reach out to The Salvation Army.

From all of us at WCNC Charlotte, thank you for helping make this holiday season a magical one for children in need!


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