Published: Dec 07, 2012 11:12 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered this Christmas season to help provide new toys and clothes to local children on Christmas as part of the 122nd Annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The "Fill the Truck" toy drive will be hosted at five Collier County locations, along with more than 2,500 other Walmart stores across the country, on Saturday, December 8, 2012 runs from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  

Collier Walmart locations include:

·        N. Naples at 11225 Tamiami Trail N.
·        N. Naples at 5420 Juliet Blvd (near I-75 and Immokalee Road)
·        E. Naples at 6650 Collier Boulevard (toward Marco)
·        E. Naples at 9885 Collier Blvd (south of Davis Blvd.)
·        E. Naples at 3451 Tamiami Trail E. (near Government Center)

The "Fill the Truck" event is open to anyone who would like to donate new toys and clothes to children who take part in The Salvation Army programs year-round. Upon arrival, shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill the Truck at the store. Once the donation receptacle is full, The Salvation Army will bring the donations to their temporary Toy Store and distribute the gifts to local children in need. The collection is expected to provide gifts to more than 1,000 children. As a result of the recession's lingering impact, The Salvation Army expects the need to continue with this Christmas season.

"The Salvation Army is excited to partner with Walmart. Each year, Walmart is there to help us meet demands and provide a special Christmas to families and individuals who may not otherwise have a Christmas to celebrate," said Captain Pierre Smith, Regional Coordinator.

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