Oct 20, 2021

Angel Tree has its own angels among givers.

The Salvation Army Midland Division’s Women’s Auxiliary is adopting 100 angels for this year’s Angel Tree, when the angels will receive Christmas gifts that the Women’s Auxiliary purchases.

Angels are able to adopt from infancy to 12.

“I think it’s normal every child should have a toy for Christmas, but they also need things like socks, underwear and clothes,” said Women’s Auxiliary President Ruth Carr.

The adoptions came from $10,000 the Women’s Auxiliary donated to The Salvation Army.

“That’s what we’re there for, to see that people get what they need,” Carr said. “We hope we’re helping them get what they need. It’s fulfilling to see the happiness that people get when they’re able to get for their children. It’s good to know these children are taken care of.”

Applying for Angel Tree adoption goes through the end of October, and angel adoptions can be done through November.

The Women’s Auxiliary has a long history of helping children through the Christmas season in concert with The Salvation Army, which has asked the ladies annually to give their time, passion and commitment in getting presents given to kids.

This year’s Angel Tree has a tag with an angel whose name is attached ornament-style on a Christmas tree with their information and wish list. The Women’s Auxiliary then fulfills 100 of those tags.

“You think of the kids as the angels,” Col. Collette Webster, who is overseeing the regional Angel Tree, said. “We are serving the angels. But also, the people who come to adopt an angel, they’re an angel too. They are helping these kids that are in need.

“The kids are angels and the people who adopt them are angels,” Col. Collette said. “It all fits together in this beautiful picture of man helping man, really.”

For more information on how you can give to Angel Tree, visit SalArmyMidland.Org.

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