The Salvation Army Christmas Toy Assistance Program

Giving Everyone Hope for a Merry Christmas

Every year, The Salvation Army of Greenville provides Christmas toys 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.

The Salvation Army closed applications for Christmas Assistance on October 16, 2020. Phase 1 of Angel Tree Applications (applications submitted between 9/14/2020-9/27/2020) have been evaluated. Phase 2 of Angel Tree applications (applications submitted between 9/28/2020 and 10/16/2020) will be evaluated for approval starting on October 15. If you applied during Phase 2, please check your inbox for further instructions! If you have any questions or issues with the application process, please email us here.

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. If there are any issues with this in your application, please email us here.