Salvation Army Statement on Toy Donation and Distribution

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Toronto, ON December 9, 2010 – In response to recent media reports about toy donation and distribution, The Salvation Army states:

“Recent media reports about The Salvation Army’s toy donation and distribution are not reflective of the organization’s national policies. The Salvation Army has no policy against distributing Harry Potter or similar toys and, in fact, these types of toys are donated and distributed in some areas. Decisions about what to distribute are made at the local level, often in consultation with parents of recipients and based on years of feedback. The Salvation Army is sensitive to what parents feel is appropriate for their children and choices sometimes have to be made. In cases where donations are not usable by The Salvation Army, these toys are generally given to other organizations for their use. The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the donations it receives from individuals and corporations. These gifts help thousands of marginalized children and families have a happy Christmas each year.”

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Burditt
Territorial Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army
416-845-8231
andrew_burditt@can.salvationarmy.org
www.SalvationArmy.ca

 

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