The Salvation Army is continuing to brighten the Christmas season for children in our area with the Angel Tree program.
On Saturday, December 1st, 2018 the organization will host a make-up day for their annual Angel Tree program from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on 1802 Buford street. Parents and guardians are invited to register their child’s name for Christmas assistance. The Angel Tree serves children twelve and under.
The Salvation Army will then take “angel tags” and place them on Christmas trees at La Palmera mall next to the information center. The public will then have the opportunity to select a tag and buy a gift for a child.
“I believe wholeheartedly that Christmas is a big part of childhood by unwrapping presents that morning and being together as a family. For people that don’t have the means to purchase a Christmas present, it can be very stressful so we are here to provide the help for them” said Laura Genser, Salvation Army Lieutenant.
After the toys are purchased, they are delivered to the Salvation Army where they will be picked up by parents and guardians just in time for Christmas.
For those who want to submit their children’s names, registration will take place in the Salvation Army gymnasium. Organizers ask that you must bring proof of guardianship (birth certificates of children), valid identification, proof of income, proof of residence, and bills.
“This Angel Tree program makes it possible for parents and children alike to have a wonderful Christmas morning and not have to worry about if they have enough.” Said Gesner.
The Salvation Army also welcomes volunteers to assist with the program.
For further information, you can visit the Salvation Army’s Facebook page or call 361-884-9497.