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Salvation Army "Dress An Angel" program kicks off

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Hundreds of kids in the Quincy area will be getting a new Easter outfit for free.

The Salvation Army started accepting applications Monday from families for the Dress An Angel Program. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary has sponsored the program for the last 49 years.

Parents or guardians can come in and fill out the application, regardless of their income.

"And we'd like them to bring the children so they can obviously choose things that are appropriate for those children," organizer Elizabeth Flynn said. "But it's a fun thing. We look forward to it every year. We hope to have room for 400 children this year."

Flynn say they look forward to this every year because the need is always there.

"There are still a lot of people who even if they are employed, they're underemployed," Flynn said. "And it's very difficult with two part time workers in a family if you have four children, think about it. It would be difficult to see that each child had a completely new set of clothes."

Applications are being accepted though March 7th at the Salvation Army Family Services building in Quincy at 6th and Vermont.

Bring a photo ID and your children's sizes when you apply.

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