Salvation Army's Christmas Center opens for 2013 season

By WEEK Reporter

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 11:56 PM CDT

PEORIA, IL. -- The Salvation Army's Christmas Center opened Monday.

Families in need of some assistance this holiday season are encouraged to sign up at the Corps Community Center, 2907 W. Nebraska Avenue  in Peoria.

Beginning Tuesday, November 12, the sign-ups will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Family Shelter building at 417 NE Adams.

Sign-up is for Coats for Kids, Christmas food baskets, and our various toy giveaways, including the Share the Spirit Party and our Christmas Toy Shop.

Kids who need a winter coat can also pick one up for free at the community center --as part of the Coats for Kids campaign.

Coats can be picked up between 1 and 5 pm all this week.

Parents will need to have proper I-D showing their current address, and a copy of the child's birth certificate and medical card.

For more information about the Christmas Center, please call 655-7272.

And to learn how you can help the Salvation Army's Coats for Kids Campaign, click here.

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