Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

As the Christmas holiday draws nearer, the fact remains that this time of the year can be horribly depressing for those facing lost jobs, foreclosure and the light in their children’s eyes as they talk about the holidays. With job layoffs and little cash on hand, the pressure to provide even a passable holiday season to kids is tough for many.

This year marks the 21st year of The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program in an effort to ease the pain, and provide hope for the holidays, for less fortunate children.

Now through December 11th, metro Atlanta shoppers can visit any metro Atlanta Simon Mall location to ‘adopt an angel’ and provide new toys, clothing and other gift items for a more than 10,000 less fortunate children.

“Many local families are choosing between heat and light, or getting their groceries at food pantries such as ours, and their hearts are breaking when they hear their small children talk with excitement about what Santa might bring,” explains Major James Seiler, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander, who says that anyone who wishes to help can visit the Angel Tree at their nearest Simon Mall to select an Angel Tag.  Each Angel Tag features the first name, age, gender, clothing sizes and a gift-wish list of a child under 12 years of age from a low-to-no income household.

“We want to ensure that every child have a joyous Christmas,” says Seiler. “This year, 10,000 children will be represented on our Angel Trees. We need the community’s support to brighten the holidays for each and every one of them.”

The Salvation Army 2010 Angel Tree Program, sponsored by McGuire Woods LLP, will run Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm, through December 11, at Lenox Square Mall, Town Centre at Cobb, North Lake Mall, The Mall of Georgia, Gwinnett Place Mall, Phipps Plaza, and Discover Mills Mall.

For more information on The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, or to make your Christmas donation online, visit http://www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.

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4 thoughts on “Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Program Kicks Off

  1. Is the Salvation Army giving out Christmas baskets this year. If so can you give me the info please i have three kids 7,6,5, i live in Tucker thank u and god bless

    • Yolanda,

      Unfortunately, our Angel Tree program registration is over, please contact your local Salvation Army for furthur assistance. The information is below;

      The Salvation Army Atlanta Peachcrest Corps
      3500 Sherrydale Lane
      Decatur, GA 30032
      404.486.2870

      Thank you and God Bless

  2. if i pick an angel off the tree do they get all the gifts that i bought for them or are they split up for other kids so everyone has a gift.are they put in a bag and tag so our angel gets all we bought for them is that your policy so we know that they get what we bought for them thanks gail

    • Thank you for participating in the Angel Tree Program Gail! If needed, we add toys or clothing to an Angel Tree bag to supplement what our generous donors provide, but we do not remove items intended for a specific Angel. Thanks again!

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