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There’s a lot of talk around The Salvation Army about kids this time of year. Our legendary Christmas programs include a number of ways for do gooders to care for kids whose families can’t afford Christmas. But did you know that there are several programs which provide Christmas cheer for senior citizens who have few people in their lives left to care for their needs this time of year?

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Salvation Army Post-Christmas “Gift Amnesty”

Submitted by on January 7, 2011 – No Comment

Are you the hapless victim of a badly-executed re-gift? Did your in-laws give you a bottle of perfume that triggers your allergies? Does that sweater from your brother (yes, the one with the embroidered whales on it!) fit a little too tight?

Even though we give with love in our hearts and the best of intentions, some of our choices fall a little short of the mark. It happens to all of us. So, why not make the best of it and donate your gift to a charity that can turn it into income to support their great work?

According to the Shields Gazette newspaper, Salvation Army thrift stores in South Tyneside in North East England hold a no questions asked Christmas “gift amnesty” from the first Monday of January until the end of February. Nothing will be turned away!

Store manager Wendy Glaister Smith said that a few of their local shops held a “gift amnesty” last year. It was so successful that they’re all doing it this year.

If Santa gave you something this year that wasn’t on your list, please consider donating it to The Salvation Army. For a list of our stores and drop off locations, please click here and use the zip code finder in the upper right corner.

Thank you for donating your gift. We promise not to tell a soul, only to save one!

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