The Salvation Army Christmas Toy Assistance Program

Giving Everyone Hope for a Merry Christmas

Every year, The Salvation Army of Greenville provides Christmas assistance to children in need through the Angel Tree program. Children (ages 0-12) who are registered for the Angel Tree program will have their specific Christmas wishes listed on Angel Tree tags, which are "adopted" and fulfilled by community members and organizations.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. If you wish to apply for Angel Tree assistance, please click the button (application available in both English and Spanish) below to start your application. If you have any questions or issues with the application process, please email us here. Update 9/25: The following buttons will be temporarily inactive from 7 AM to 8 AM on Monday, September 28, 2020. The buttons will become active again at 8 AM on Monday, September 28.


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

  • 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
  • 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. Update (9/22): the Pickens County Service Center will be accepting Angel Tree applications during the week of October 12-16, 2020. More information about Pickens County registration can be found here.

Due to the volume of requests for assistance, we will be limiting the number of children we can accept for Angel Tree in 2020. Although we are limiting the number of children served, we will do our best to serve as many families applying for first-time Christmas assistance as possible. We will post updates regarding registration here and across our social media in order to give families ample time and information to prepare for registration. Because registration will be entirely digital this year, all families must secure a way to use internet to apply.

All children must be 12 years of age or under to be eligible. Children who will turn 13 after their acceptance into the Angel Tree program but before November 1, 2020, will still be eligible for Christmas assistance. In other words, if your child is 12 years old through November 1, 2020, he or she will still be considered eligible for Christmas assistance, even if he or she is 13 years old on Christmas Day.