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Is your Salvation Army donation box full? The Salvation Army wants to know

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 09:32:29-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Have you noticed a pile up of clothes and household items outside a Salvation Army donation box? Instead of adding to the pile, call the Salvation Army directly at 1-800-728-7825 and they say they will send a truck over. The Salvation Army encourages people to be the "eyes and ears" of the community to let them know when a box is full.

"We so appreciate donors help but at each of our drop boxes it says please don't leave anything outside the boxes," Jennifer Helpard, Salvation Army Administrator at the Adult Rehabilitation Center said.

With more than 100 boxes from Lockport to Springville-- seven Salvation Army drivers are out everyday emptying the boxes. Some days it's just not enough to keep up. The non-profit organization is looking to hire two to three more drivers to help. Drivers make $12 and hour with full benefits.

"Our benefits are great for full time drivers, we would also entertain part time drivers for weekends or even evenings," Helpard said.

The donations are sorted and separated to be sold at the Salvation Army Thrift stores across Western New York. All of the profits from the stores support the Adult Rehabilitation Center on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda to help men suffering with drug and alcohol addiction.

For more information about the donation drop off boxes click here.