Everblades Discount Tickets and Teddy Bear Toss On Behalf of Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army
Three great opportunities to help children in our community
The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is pleased to announce their participation in the Everblades Bear Toss on December 7, 2013. On Friday December 6th, Toys for Tots will be present outside by the box office with bins to collect new unwrapped toys for children in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Anyone who brings a toy will be offered a discount on their tickets. The Salvation Army is also offering six tickets to whomever would like to volunteer that day for the that particular game.
On Saturday, December 7th is the annual IBERIABANK Teddy Bear Toss. Doors open at 6 pm. As soon as the Everblades first goal is scored, fans will toss teddy bears onto the ice! Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army are among several organizations who will receive the teddy bears for holiday assistance programs. Toys will benefit those who have registered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer program. It is estimated approximately 9,000 children will be served this Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer program.
Lee County residents wanting to help can also place a new, unwrapped toy by their mailbox to be picked up by their local mail carrier on Saturday, December 7th. The local Toys for Tots representatives will pick up the toys from the USPS, and those toys will be distributed to children in this community through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer program.
Residents in surrounding counties can contact Toys for Tots at ToysforTots.org or contact their local Salvation Army office.
About The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Over ninety cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyleecounty.