Every Child Deserves a Merry Christmas

Every year, The Salvation Army of Greenville provides Christmas gifts to more than 1,400 children through the Angel Tree program. In the tri-county area (Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties), The Salvation Army serves over 2,000 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.

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who helped make Christmas happen this year! Because of you, The Salvation Army was able to provide Christmas presents to more than 1,400 children this year!

How Do I Apply?

Angel Tree 2021 Applications are now live! Please click on the buttons "Angel Tree Eligibility Assessment Application" to start the process.

How Do I "Adopt" an Angel?

If you're looking to adopt an Angel, you will have a few different options! More info will be posted in mid-September.

How Do I 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 Becky Clement at or call 864-235-4803 ext 66134.

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.

To ensure the safety of both the applicants and Salvation Army staff, all Angel Tree applications (for Greenville County residents) will be completed virtually 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.

To apply for the initial eligibility assessment, please have the following items/documents available:

-An email addressGovernment-issued picture ID for the parent/guardian of the household

-Birth certificates or custody papers for all children 12 years or younger

-Proof of address and residency in Greenville County (current lease or utility bill is preferred)

*Registration will be entirely digital this year, so please begin securing a way to use internet for registration. All applications, processes and instructions will be available in both English and Spanish.