The Salvation Army of Greenville will open virtual applications for its 2020 Angel Tree program on Monday, September 14. The Angel Tree program supplies Christmas gifts to children (ages 0-12) of families in need, and for the 2020 holiday season, all families who want to apply for Christmas assistance must complete the application process online.
In order to ensure the safety of both the applicants and Salvation Army staff, all Angel Tree applications will be virtual this year. All applicants must complete an initial eligibility assessment for Angel Tree. Once the assessment is submitted virtually, Salvation Army staff will review and consider the application for approval. If the application is approved, Salvation Army staff will send the applicant an email with more instructions for completing the second half of the online application. All information and links for applying to the Angel Tree program can be found here.
To apply for the initial eligibility assessment, all families must have an email address, government-issued picture ID for the parent/guardian of the household, birth certificates or custody papers for all children 12 years or younger and proof of address and residency in Greenville County (current lease or utility bill is preferred).
Applications are open virtually for Greenville County residents only. Our Pickens County Service Center and Oconee County Service Center will release more information about their upcoming applications soon. Please keep an eye on their Facebook pages here for Pickens and here for Oconee for more updates.
“Every year, our Angel Tree program puts presents under the Christmas tree in homes where there would otherwise be very little or nothing to open on Christmas morning,” says Lauren Stephens, social ministries director at The Salvation Army of Greenville. “And this year, we know the need for a helping hand at Christmas time will be greater than ever. If your family needs help with Christmas gifts this year, please visit our website at SalvationArmyGreenville.org to start your Angel Tree application.”
If you live in Greenville County and wish to apply for Angel Tree assistance, please click here to start your application.