The Salvation Army distributed Christmas toys to families of children in need at the Greenville Convention Center on December 16.
Toy distribution is the final step of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which allows eligible families to qualify for Christmas toy assistance. The Salvation Army of Greenville assisted more than 1,400 children this Christmas, thanks to the individuals and organizations who adopted and fulfilled Angel Tree tags. Nationally, The Salvation Army will serve over 1 million children through Angel Tree.
The Salvation Army distributed these donated toys with the help of local volunteers from Weed Man Lawn Care. The Angel Tree families pulled their vehicles up to the warehouse, where the volunteers filled the vehicles with Christmas gifts.
“Our Angel Tree distribution day is about so much more than just Christmas presents,” says Major Andrew Kelly, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties. “Angel Tree helps bring together our community, from our Angel Tree recipients to our volunteers to our donors. As we help give a merry Christmas to children in need, we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and the joy of giving to others.”