Every Child Deserves a Merry Christmas

Every year, The Salvation Army of Greenville gives a merry Christmas to more than 1,500 local children through the Angel Tree program. In the tri-county area (Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties), The Salvation Army serves over 2,500 children! Many of our Angels would otherwise receive very little or nothing for Christmas, but thanks to the generosity of our community, these children will have gifts to open on Christmas morning. Angel Tree gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to "adopt" less fortunate children and provide them with personalized gifts and necessities. Because all Salvation Army Angels are not served by other holiday assistance programs, donors can be confident their gifts go directly, and without excessive overhead, to children who are truly in need.

Get Involved with Angel Tree

For many, "adopting" an angel is a family Christmas tradition. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program serves the Greenville community and depends on thousands of donors, volunteers and organizations who ensure each Angel opens something on Christmas that brings smiles and joy to the whole family. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Angel Tree season! The 2020 Angel Tree season will open to the public in November. Learn more about all the ways you can get involved:

  • If you represent an organization (church, school, business, etc.) that would like to host an Angel Tree at your location OR you would like to adopt 5+ children, please contact Rachel Wilkes by email or phone at 864-235-4803 ext. 66134
  • Return Angel Tree tag and toys to the Angel Tree kiosk outside the JCPenney at Haywood Mall or the Greenville Convention Center (return deadlines TBA).
  • Host a Toy Drive and collect items to help fill out Angel Tree bags!
  • Want to help fulfill Angel Tree tags from the comfort of your home? You can purchase our most-needed items from our online registries at Target and Walmart!

Learn More About Angel Tree

See how Angel Tree comes together in our four-part video series, Journey of an Angel.