volunteers holding gifts at warehouseMost people’s introduction to volunteering with The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is through helping at the warehouse during the Christmas season. Truly, an army of volunteers is needed to turn around the thousands of Angel Tree gifts that come in from corporations, civic groups, individuals, and mall/store donation points.

About five years ago, a couple of young adults, “K” and her fiancé, volunteered for the first time. As they came in their second and third years, they realized there always seemed to be a shortage of coats for the Angel Tree recipients, so “K” rallied the troops at her place of employment one Thursday, and by Monday, we had several dozen coats.

Now married and with a growing family, the young couple began bringing their children to family days at the warehouse and continues to provide coats each year. This past year, the children were old enough to help pack boxes to ensure other area children could have gifts to enjoy the holidays!

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