Along with the usual bell ringing, they encouraged people to donate children's toys and coats. They're asking customers to help make Christmas brighter for people in need. The idea was to get enough customers to pick up something extra inside the store, that the Salvation Army would be able to fill a cardboard truck to capacity.
It says there are a lot of people at risk of going without on Christmas morning.
"There's just so many families right now that have been stricken with joblessness or homelessness and want to make Christmas special for their kids. So if we're able to help them provide a toy for their kids for this season we feel like we've done our job," said Catherine Clausell from the Salvation Army.
All of the money and items donated to the Salvation Army stays in the community. Good gift ideas include board games, dolls and books.