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Donate Toys to Children in Need at Meadow Brook Hall

Donations accepted at 42nd Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk through Dec. 23.

Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.

Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester is supporting The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit by collecting toys to benefit children in need in northern Oakland County as part of the 42nd Annual Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk.

Now through Dec. 15, Meadow Brook Hall visitors can drop off new, unwrapped toys for infants through 14-year olds to the Courtyard Shop. Individuals who purchase a toy to donate directly from the Courtyard Shop will receive a 10 percent discount on that item. Meadow Brook Hall’s Holiday Walk runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23.

Accompanying the toy drive this year will be a mini-exhibit, next to the vintage sleigh, highlighting Matilda Dodge-Wilson’s long time support of The Salvation Army. The display will include photos of Matilda’s many years of service with the nonprofit, which earned her The Salvation Army’s Distinguished Auxiliary Service Cross in 1947 and the William Booth Award from the Detroit Auxiliary of The Salvation Army in 1965.

Toys collected through Meadow Brook Hall’s Salvation Army toy drive will be distributed toOakland County families in need through The Salvation Army Royal Oak Corps’ toy shop. Last year, The Salvation Army helped distribute more than 87,000 Christmas gifts across metro Detroit.

The Salvation Army’s partnership with Meadow Brook Hall supports the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign, which runs through Tuesday, Dec. 24. Monetary donations can be made at any of the 470 kettle locations at storefronts throughout southeast Michigan. All donations collected through the Red Kettle Campaign directly benefit local families and individuals in need, with donations remaining in the communities they are given.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:

  • Visit www.salmich.org
  • Call 877-SAL-MICH
  • Text "SALMICH" TO 80888* for a one-time $10 donation
  • Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to:  16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075

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