I’m sure over the years during the holiday season, while out shopping, we have all seen Christmas trees in various retail locations with tags hanging from them for the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Program. The Angel Tree Program is one of The Salvation Army‘s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created in 1979.
The Salvation Army believes that every child deserves to know the joy of a new toy at Christmas and to help make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate. The Angel Tree Program provides new clothing and toys to more than one million children and families in need each year.
Once a child is accepted as an Angel, donors like you can shop for their Christmas wish list. Simply pick a tag off the Angel Tree, purchase the item, then return it to a volunteer with the tag. The Salvation Army will the wrap and distribute the items to families in need for Christmas morning.
Our family responded to a call from Cultivate Goodness in rounding up volunteers to help facilitate the distribution of these items. What an amazing way to help and giveback to those in need. Thinking we just might add this to our family’s holiday traditions.