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Joy Returning to Maui: Walmart and Salvation Army Bring Holiday Cheer,...

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It's been a difficult year for Hawaiians in Maui since wildfires destroyed the community in August, but with the holidays approaching so is the kindness, with Walmart and the Salvation Army stepping up with tens of thousands of free toys and gifts.

The organizations wanted to give back to the children affected in the community with a holiday celebration and surprise toy giveaway.

Walmart donated 35,000 toys to the children brightening their holiday spirits through two events.

They held a Christmas party for two elementary schools: King Kamehameha III was destroyed beyond repair in the fire, and their students and staff were relocated to Princess Nahi'ena'ena's campus, where the Salvation Army decorated their large gymnasium with festive scenes for the big reveal.

Not only did the 800 children receive thousands of toys, Walmart showed the staff appreciation with Walmart gift cards to use during holidays.

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