Rachael Fowler
Communications Manager
(619) 768-3671
rachael.fowler@usw.salvationarmy.org

Sick Children get their Holiday Wishes

The Salvation Army & Mrs. Claus Delivers raise toys for ill children

San Diego, CA (December 9, 2016) – The Salvation Army in Chula Vista, in partnership with Mrs. Claus Delivers, will host a fundraiser Saturday, December 10 to benefit eight children with various illnesses.

The event, held at The Salvation Army Chula Vista, 648 3rd Avenue, is from 4-7pm. It will raise funds and collect toys for eight specific children and their families.

The children benefiting from this event range from ages 8-16. Each child suffers from an illness, which makes the holidays an especially difficult time for their families.

“Times are rough these days for many in our community, and even tougher for people dealing with illness,” says Major Rosa Rodriguez, pastor and administrator of The Salvation Army Chula Vista. “We want to provide toys and support that they otherwise may not get.”

The lively event includes dinner, entertainment, heartfelt stories and music from DJ AL. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet the children they are helping.

Mrs. Claus Delivers, created by Gina Marzan, started several years ago as a way to give back during the holidays. Marzan works with terminally-ill children and low-income families in South Bay to make the children’s dreams come true. She works with the families and hospital staff to ensure a Merry Christmas.

Admission is a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and a $10 donation. Each guest will be entered in an opportunity drawing, no children under 14 please. To RSVP, contact The Salvation Army at (619) 422-7027.

To learn more about The Salvation Army, please visit chulavista.salvationarmy.org. To learn more about Mrs. Claus Delivers, please visit www.mrsclausdelivers.com.

 

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. More than 25 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 to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.