Sixth Graders Volunteer at The Salvation Army

Members of the MPH sixth grade class spent time today volunteering at The Salvation Army, sorting food and toys in preparation for the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau Distribution Day on Wednesday, December 19.

According to, each year before Christmas, The Salvation Army partners with hundreds of community groups and thousands of volunteers to make magic happen for low-income families at the Oncenter during Christmas Bureau Distribution Day.  During this special day, eligible low-income families receive a book, a toy and a stocking stuffer for each child in their family.  In addition, each family receives a gift card to get food for a holiday dinner plus extra food to help them feed their children during the school break.

Over the last 6 years, nearly 20,000 families and 40,000 children have been served on Distribution Day. In addition, more than 1,000 volunteers donate their time each year make Distribution Day a reality.