(Woodbridge, VA) – This year in Washington D.C. there were 13,000 kids who probably wouldn’t have gotten anything for Chrismas. Their parents signed up with the Salvation Army to get some assistance. The Salvation Army’s goal was to provide toys and gifts for those children, and they enlisted WGTS 91.9 to help.
WGTS 91.9 held a live remote with Johnny and Stacey from the afternoon show to invite people to Potomac Mills Mall to buy and bring toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree kids. Listeners brought hundreds of toys and many also selected gift tags off of the Angel Tree to shop for a specific child’s wish list. “To see the joy in the eyes of the moms, dads and kids who were buying gifts for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have Christmas is one of the best gifts God gave me this year,” said WGTS Afternoon Show Host Johnny Stone.
At the end of the live broadcast Chris Cleveland, lead singer of “Stars Go Dim” gave an acoustic concert featuring his most popular songs. He also invited the crowd to sing along on lots of Christmas classics. “It was a pleasure to usher in the spirit of Christmas generosity with my friends and WGTS and their listeners,” said Cleveland. “We saw trucks loads of wishes granted together.”
This week the Salvation Army is opening up their warehouses for parents to pick-up those presents to give to their kids on Christmas Day.“Thanks to the live broadcast on WGTS 91.9 we were truly blessed. More than five dozen kids from Prince William County, Virginia, were sponsored by the station’s great listeners. Dozens more children received new toys thanks to the generosity of the station’s loyal audience,” said the Salvation Army’s Communications and Marketing Manager Ken Forsythe.