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Registration opens for Empty Stocking Fund program in Valdosta

Pamela Starr Pamela Starr
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Registration opened Monday for the Valdosta Salvation Army's annual Empty Stocking Fund program.

Families that are unable to provide their children with toys and gifts during the holidays can come and register their children so that they'll be eligible to receive a toy or gift that has been donated to the Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Major Pamela Starr said they are anticipating serving over 1200 children this year. "The people are very generous in this particular city and we are able to help many children with toys for Christmas," said Starr. "The children receive at least two toys, if not more."

The Salvation Army will use any money that is donated for the program to go and purchase the toys from the Toys 'R Us in Valdosta. The toys will then be set up in the Salvation Army's gymnasium and parents that registered will be able to come and "shop" through the toys.

"We set 'em up in our gym according to age and size," Starr explained. "The parents actually get to be escorted around our toy store and are able to pick out a certain number of items per child."

Starr estimated that the program served around 1,000 children in 2013. Registration will take place all this week at the Salvation Army building located at 320 Smithland Place in downtown Valdosta.

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