Volunteers will be gift-wrapping at Barnes & Noble in Antioch on Dec. 17. Donations for gift-wrapping will go to the Salvation Army.
The Community Kids Christmas Party takes place at the Antioch Salvation Army on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Children are invited to come and receive presents and play games.
This year’s bell ringing activities continue through Dec. 24. Although many have already volunteered to stand a shift at the famous red kettles, more are needed. Volunteers save the Salvation Army the expense of hiring paid bell-ringers, increasing the amount of money that can be used to help the needy. Those who wish to volunteer should call 925-778-0808.
The Salvation Army operates several domestic violence shelters nationwide, where abused women and children can get a fresh life. When you shop at Salvation Army thrift stores, you are supporting adult rehabilitation centers that annually help 320,000 people fight substance abuse and return to their communities as participating, contributing members.