Thanksgiving and Christmas brings the joy of thanksgiving…the warmth of receiving, and for many the gift of fellowship. Yet, everyday children are left with little and families struggle for every day necessities that some may take for granted. The Salvation Army Social Services feeds, clothes, and financially assists families in need year round, with no exception to the Holiday Seasons. This year, we would like to extend an invitation for you to join us in service. Through a program called “Angel Tree,” gifts are provided to children in need who would otherwise be left out on Christmas.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program provides an opportunity for caring individuals to select an Angel Tag at designated locations or in their place of work.
Here's How it Works
1.) Families in need apply at their local Salvation Army Corps for help with toys and food for Christmas.
2.) An adult family member interviews with a Salvation Army representative who verifies that the family is truly in need.
3.) Tags go out to donors. Tags indicate gender and age range.
4.) Generous donors select Angel Tags, purchase gifts, and return them unwrapped to the Angel Tree with tag attached.
5.) Upon their return, the gifts are picked up by the store location’s local Salvation Army Corps. Volunteers then sort the items by age and gender and store them.
6.) During the seven-day period before Christmas Eve, families return on their set appointment dates (given during the initial interview process) to pick up appropriate gifts for their children.
Complete the registration form to request the number of Angel Tree tags that you or your organization wishes to fill. You can display the tags on a Christmas tree, bulletin board or any visible area. Or simply distribute the tags to each participant. Participants fulfill the request on the tag, and bring the item unwrapped to your collection site with the tag attached. The Salvation Army arranges to pick up the group’s gifts and distributes them to families in need before Christmas.