Share the true meaning of the holiday season by helping children in need throughout West Michigan. With many families facing economic hardships, times can be tight during the holidays. The goal of the toy drive is to reach 25,000 local children by collecting toys to brighten their holiday season.
Businesses, churches, schools and organizations may sign up to host an Angel Tree site, collecting toys and gifts for children in their local community. Sign ups to host an Angel Tree run from October 1 to November 30.
Participating locations display a holiday tree decorated with Angel Tree tags that represent children or teenagers who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Take a tag and return an unwrapped gift to the Angel Tree.
We need volunteers to help us set up all the toys and then to help with the distribution. It's a great opportunity to make a big difference!
Every year, thousands of young children experience the joy of opening gifts on Christmas morning, thanks to the Angel Tree campaign.
However, often their teenage siblings feel left behind. Our goal is to provide exciting gifts for all of our “Angel Teens” this year, an estimated 5,000 teens.
We are asking you to help. Please consider donating a gift for one of our teenagers this year.
It is tough to know what to buy for a teenager, so we are encouraging gift cards (please indicate money amount on the card) from major retail stores.
If you or your organization donates $500 or more in Angel Teen gift cards, we will list you as a partner on this Angel Teen website.
Please contact Treena Gilbert at 616-459-3433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
*While we are encouraging $20 gift cards, traditional gifts for teens will be gratefully accepted.
If you or a friend would like to sign up for Angel Tree and you live in Kent County, MI, visit your neighborhood food pantry to get information and sign up or call the United Way 2-1-1 hotline by dialing 211 or 1-800-887-1107. For all other locations, call the Angel Tree Contact (below) nearest your location.