02 Jan Good360 Steps Up To Help Salvation Army During The Holidays
During the weekend of December 12, thieves broke into a Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s Angel Tree warehouse in the Washington D.C. area and stole gifts that were going to be handed out to thousands of local low-income children for the holidays, according to WTOP.com. However, after hearing of the incident, Good360 immediately stepped up and donated over 2,000 cartons of toys, helping to ensure that those children did, in fact, receive the presents that were rightfully theirs.
According to the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, the thieves that broke into the warehouse tore into 300 bags of donated items and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of clothes, portable electronics (including MP3 players and tablets), bicycles and toys. A Salvation Army laptop was also stolen. One bag, which held Kindles, was dropped at some point while the thieves were leaving, and the tablets were damaged. The Angel Tree program, which collects gift and toy donations for low-income children in the D.C. area, notes that there were 5,000 bags in the warehouse during the break-in. The organization planned on distributing gifts to 2,500 local families (roughly 6,000 children) several days later. D.C. police arrested two suspects that weekend, and the Salvation Army hired additional security for the warehouse.
The Salvation Army, however, honored its commitment to send gifts to the children who’d been promised toys. A number of organizations stepped forward to provide assistance. Walmart donated $20,000 to the Angel Tree program to help replace the presents, and Good360 immediately made a large donation of clothes and toys, as well. Good360, in particular, donated over $215,000 worth of toys, including Mattel Barbie Dolls, Craft Kits from Stampin’ Up, Kids Tape Dispensers from 3M and LEGOs. Good360 aims to give back whenever possible. If you’d like to learn more about what Good360 does, click here.