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Hallmark employees reach milestone helping Salvation Army’s Prison Toy Lift

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 19:56:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 30,000 gifts over 10 years, that’s how many Hallmark employees have wrapped in support of the Salvation Army’s Prison Toy Lift.

Hallmark employees spent Giving Tuesday this year wrapping more than 2,500 gifts for Prison Toy Lift, which provides presents for children with a parent incarcerated in Kansas or western Missouri prisons and jails.

"We are thankful for the Hallmark employees who volunteer their time to make our Prison Toy Lift program a success," Salvation Army Major Darlene Harvey said. "Because of them, we are able to make the holidays just a little brighter for these deserving children."

Hallmark not only provides volunteers to wrap the gifts, but the company also donates gifts and all the gift-wrapping supplies.

"At Hallmark, we say, 'when you care enough, you can change the world,' and that is especially true during the holidays," Community Involvement Director Amy Winterscheidt said. "We are honored to partner with The Salvation Army again this year. Our employees care deeply about our community and truly enjoy wrapping presents for the children."