Every Child Deserves a Merry Christmas
Every year, The Salvation Army of Greenville provides Christmas gifts to more than 1,500 children through the Angel Tree program. In the tri-county area (Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties), The Salvation Army serves over 2,500 children! Without Angel Tree, many of these children would otherwise have very little or nothing to open on Christmas morning. However, thanks to our generous community, these Angels will have a merry Christmas! 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. Click here for more information about how to apply for Angel Tree Christmas assistance.
Want to "Adopt" an Angel?
If you're looking to adopt an Angel, you will have a few different options! Learn more below:
- This Christmas, you can shop for an Angel Tree tag virtually! Once you adopt your Angel online, your digital tag will be emailed to you. This tag will list your Angel's wish list, clothing sizes, etc., so you can start shopping! Ready to adopt an Angel? Click here!
- Once you finish shopping for your Angel, place all your Angel's items together in a bag and mark the bag with your Angel's name and number (ex. Bobby, GVL1900). Please return your Angel's bag to the specified drop-off locations:
- Greenville Convention Center
- Address: 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
- Drop-off Days: December 1-4; December 7-9 (Please do not drop off toys at the Greenville Convention Center prior to December 1!)
- Hours: 8 AM to 4 PM
- The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
- Address: 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601
- Drop-off Days: November 13 through December 9
- Hours: See all Kroc Center hours here.
- Greenville Convention Center
- Questions about your tag? Email us here.
Adopt an Angel at a Participating Walmart Location
- You can adopt a physical Angel Tree tag at participating Walmarts this Christmas! Stop by the Walmart Supercenter on Pelham to adopt an Angel today.
Adopt 4 or More Angels
- If you represent an organization (church, school, business, etc.) looking to host an Angel Tree at your location OR to adopt 4 or more Angels, please email us here for more information.
Shop our Online Angel Tree Registries
- Want to help fulfill Angel Tree tags from the comfort of your own home? You can shop for our most-needed Angel Tree items on our Walmart Registry for Good! Shop our Greenville County registry here and our Oconee County registry here.
How Does Angel Tree Work?
See how Angel Tree comes together in our four-part video series, Journey of an Angel. Watch the first installment here.
If you're looking to register your child in the 2020 Angel Tree program, please click here if you live in Greenville County and here if you live in Pickens County. More information for Oconee County will be available soon. Please keep an eye on the Oconee Facebook page for updates.
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!