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To receive assistance from the annual Christmas Toy Shop, families pre-register by calling our hotline or applying online. Volunteers are needed to help take registrations from families seeking assistance. 


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Holiday Hotline Operator 16 12/11/2023 12/21/2023


Help us sort and straighten the dollar bills collected in our iconic red kettles. 

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Kettle Money Sorter 14 12/9/2023 12/26/2023
Kettle Opener 14 12/9/2023 12/26/2023

Toy Shop Distribution Events

Help The Salvation Army support families who need assistance providing toys for their children this Christmas. Volunteers are needed to help set up and assist with various activities during the distribution event. Volunteers need to be at least 12 years old.  We encourage each group member to register individually. For large groups or for groups where specific individuals are unknown, please call 651-746-3426 to reserve your spots.

Our Toy Shop Distribution Events will be an in person shopping model this year. Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks such as: checking in recipients, keeping inventory and stock of gifts, selecting gifts for families, and assisting in tracking numbers served. 

Burnsville – Dec. 18-21
Minneapolis – Dec. 18-21
Stillwater – Dec. 18-21

Please click on the locations below to learn more and select shifts. If you need any assistance please reach out!

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Burnsville - Toy Shop Distribution 2 12/19/2023 12/21/2023
Burnsville - Toy Shop Set Up 0 12/18/2023 12/18/2023
Minneapolis - Toy Shop Distribution 4 12/18/2023 12/21/2023
Minneapolis - Toy Shop Set Up 1 12/18/2023 12/18/2023
Stillwater - Toy Shop Distribution 5 12/19/2023 12/21/2023
Stillwater - Toy Shop Set Up 0 12/19/2023 12/19/2023

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Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.