Angel Tree

The Salvation Army has registered nearly 9,000 children from Wake County to be a part of the Christmas Cheer Program where they received new clothing, toys, and stockings. The Angel Tree specifically focuses on fulfilling the biggest need: new clothing. See below for ways to help a child in need. 

Client Registration

See the Christmas process from the beginning and volunteer for Client Registration. Here over 4,000 families come to register their children for the Christmas Cheer Program, where they will receive new toys, clothing, and stockings. Volunteers with basic computer skills and/or bilingual speakers are extremely helpful (but not required)! October 20-24 shifts times 8:30am- 12:30pm; 12:30pm-4pm; Saturday, October 25 shift time 8:30am-1pm *Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

Staffing the Angel Trees

From November 21 - December 13, The Salvation Army has three Angel Trees at the malls: Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center, and Cary Towne Center. We need volunteers to help donors pick out angels to adopt! Great activity for families and volunteers of all ages. *Click the location below and sign up online! 

Crabtree Valley Mall

Triangle Town Center

Cary Towne Center


Adopt an Angel

Be a part of making children’s Christmas wishes come true by being involved with our Angel Tree! Adopt an angel and purchase new clothing for a child in need. Visit the Angel Trees located at Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center, and Cary Towne Center to pick up angels! November 21-December 13 Is your corporation or group interested in adopting a large amount of angels? Email us! 

If you do most of your holiday shopping online, you'll love our Angel Tree "Shopping Cart!" You can provide for children in need without ever leaving your computer. Click here to "shop" for an angel today! 


Host a Clothing Drive

New clothing is by far the biggest need during the Christmas Season. Children in the Christmas Cheer Program are guaranteed new toys, but are not guaranteed new clothing, unless someone adopts them. Help clothe a child in need by hosting a drive to collect new clothing for angels who are not adopted through Angel Tree.  Download our Angel Tree Clothing Drive Tool Kit to get started!


Not sure if you can adopt or host a drive? Even donating a new pair of jeans, one new shirt or new pair of shoes will make a difference!