Now Accepting Angel Tree Participants

Nov 8, 2021

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children in need around the country every year. It’s one way we show families that despite the challenges they face, hope marches on, especially during the holiday season. The registration process is simple, and we encourage people to act quickly so they don’t miss the sign-up deadline.

Each family is required to complete paperwork and provide specific information to help determine if they qualify for the program including, but not limited to, a photo ID and proof of residence. All the children enrolled in the program are also required to provide specific documentation including, but not limited to, a birth certificate and official custody or guardianship papers.

Angel Tree participants are asked to fill out a wish list and provide clothing and shoe sizes, and a few toy suggestions. Although we cannot guarantee that each child will get exactly what they ask for, this will help provide direction for Angel Tree volunteers and staff when selecting gift items.

The first name, age, and gender of each child, along with their wish list, is placed on an Angel Tree tag. The tags are hung on trees that are placed throughout the community and sponsored by companies and corporations. Program donors select a tag from a tree, purchase the items listed on the tag, and give them to The Salvation Army. Volunteers then organize the items and get them ready for pick-up, so the families have the gifts on Christmas morning.

Deadlines, qualifications, and details surrounding the Angel Tree program vary by location. In some areas, senior citizens can also qualify for the Angel Tree program. For more information, please direct your questions to The Salvation Army location nearest you. 

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