This year The Salvation Army of Greensboro plans to help 900 families with Christmas presents from our Angel Tree Program! Families that are in need are registering this week with The Salvation Army so that their children can have an exciting and memorable Christmas morning, like all boys and girls should have.
Each child registered becomes an “Angel” that is hung on an Angel Tree. Local churches and businesses put up Angel Trees around Greensboro. Generous individuals then pick a paper “Angel” tag with a child’s name, gender and age from the Angel Tree to provide Christmas presents. We are so thankful for the community’s giving spirit which truly makes a difference in so many children’s lives this Christmas season.
Pictured above are our two Angels, Khleafa (left) and Amani (right) waiting at the Christmas registration.
Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet two of those “Angels”, Amani, an adorable 3 year-old girl waiting with her mom and best friend at the Christmas Registration at The Salvation Army Church on Aycock Street. Amani is hoping that Santa brings her a princess castle, new Play-Doh, or a Cinderella toy. She also loves the movie Frozen so maybe Santa will bring an Anna or Elsa toy too! Her best friend Khleafa is wishing for a bike or scooter this Christmas. I’m sure the two best friends will have a wonderful Christmas morning thanks to the generosity of others!
Families waiting in our chapel to sign up for Christmas registration.
If you, your church, or your business would like to adopt some “Angels” and participate in the Angel Tree program, please contact Carole Whisnant at 336-235-0352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also appreciate the donation of your time. If you are interested in volunteering in our toy warehouse where we sort and distribute all of our Angel Tree gifts, please contact Carole Whisnant at 336-235-0352 or email@example.com for more information.
You can also help by ringing the bell at any of our red kettle locations around Greensboro. Last year less than 30% of our Red Kettle bell ringers were volunteers. We need your help to increase that percentage. You can ring for a day, a week, a month or for the entire season and help change lives right here in Greensboro. Sign up today to ring the bell by contacting Carole Whisnant at 336-235-0352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With 900 families to serve this Christmas, we are counting on the community’s support to help fill the need and make sure Christmas morning is special for each child we serve.