SARATOGA SPRINGS – This month, children in the Salvation Army After School Program made over 300 cards and hand delivered them to residents of The Wesley Community. The kids also delivered gift bags that they had hand packed.
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Distribution days are Dec. 19, 20 and 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the group’s 27 Woodlawn Avenue facility. Donors for its “adopt an angel” program are still being sought. Tags can be found at Saratoga National Bank, Adirondack Trust on South Broadway, First National Bank of Scotia in Wilton, BJ’s, and Boscov’s in Clifton Park.
The Salvation Army branch also issued a challenge to local schools to ring the charity bell this year. Saratoga Springs High School athletic teams are covering six stands on Sat., Dec. 16. Varsity Lacrosse Coach Elaine Lotruglio and Athletic Director Peter Sheehan are coordinating the volunteer effort. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., local students will ring bells on Broadway and at Wilton Mall and Market 32.