The Salvation Army of Wake County’s Red Kettles begin Friday, Angel Tree Saturday

The Salvation Army of Wake County is pleased to announce that over 7,200 children will be helped this year in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree program which, with generous help from the community, gives children in need the Christmas of their dreams. Each family registered for the program is screened through a process that helps verify their needs.

Angel Trees will be around the community beginning Saturday, November 10 and run through December 14. On each tree are printed angels that have the name, age, and gift suggestions for a child “angel” registered in the program. Each angel is ready for members of the community to “adopt” (purchase gifts) for Christmas. Angel Tree locations include:
* Crabtree Valley Mall, near the LEGO store in the Kanki wing of the mall
* Triangle Town Center, the entrance near Barnes & Noble/California Pizza (begins on Tuesday, November 13)
* Cary Towne Center, by children's play area near Foot Locker

The Salvation Army is also kicking off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Friday. The money raised in the Red Kettles helps with The Salvation Army of Wake County’s social service programs. Over the last year, SAWC has served more than 92,000 people through its social service programs that provide food, clothing, and shelter to those in need.

Locations of Red Kettles in Wake County include Lowes Foods, Hobby Lobby, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Kmart.

The Salvation Army of Wake County will hold its annual Red Kettle Kickoff on Friday, November 16 at 12 Noon at North Hills in Raleigh, 4150 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC.

“The Salvation Army is grateful for the community and community partners. Because of their generosity, we can serve residents in need at Christmas and throughout the year with our social service programs,” said Major Stephen Long, area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee Counties.

Businesses and community organizations that would like to adopt angels can reach out to coordinator Gessica Pierre at gessica.pierre@uss.salvationarmy.org. Those who would like to volunteer to be a bell ringer may contact volunteer and resource coordinator Jami Britt Noble at jami.britt_noble@uss.salvationarmy.orgfor more information.

Who: The Salvation Army of Wake County
What: Red Kettle Ringing and Angel Tree
When: Red Kettles begin Friday, November 9 and runs through Monday, December 24. Angel Tree begins on Saturday, November 10 at Crabtree Valley Mall and Cary Towne Center), and at Triangle Town Center on Tuesday; ends Friday, December 14
Where: Various locations throughout Wake County for Red Kettles including Lowes Foods, Hobby Lobby, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Kmart; for Angel Tree at Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center and Cary Towne Center

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