Angel Tree, brings Christmas to the disadvantaged. You can help a child or family by donating to Angel Tree Program. Find out how to get free toys and gifts. This Christmas charity is sponsored by the Salvation Army and provides Christmas toys for children and gifts for teens and seniors and families in need.
This program is run by the generous donations from groups, organizations, and caring people like you! Your donations help children each year! Often, we take for granted that there are others in our own communities who can not afford food, warm clothing or even the ability to buy Christmas toys, games or clothing for their children. Angel Tree is a program that is worth supporting. Your gifts will help make a difference in the life of a needy child or senior.
Where to Find an Angel Tree
If your organization would like to host an Angel, go online to the corporate site and fill out a registration form and return it before October 17. Dates will vary in some states. Specify how many people your organization would like to help and attend a training.
You will receive a kit, including Angel’s tags for your tree. Decorate your tree appropriately for Christmas with lots of Angels, and advertise the event by e-mails, posters and lunch room bulletin boards. You can choose to adopt an Angel to help this Christmas. They can also use your help as a volunteer to work the Secret Santa Warehouse.
Support from JCPenny
JCPenny is a great supporter of the Angel Tree Program. They have made it easy to make the online donation process to an angel simpler. At their site, you can create a giving group for your job, group or organization, to adopt a family for Christmas giving to seniors, teen and, of course, children.
You can also locate a group or individual you have chosen to help with a donation. When purchasing a gift for Angel Tree from the site, you get free shipping. December 9th is the last day to donate a gift to an angel!
How the Angel Tree Program Works
If you are looking for a charity to help this Christmas, you can sign with one of the Salvation Army registration locations in your city. In order to be eligible to receive help, you must meet the federal qualifications and minimum poverty guidelines.
You will need to bring proof of your financial standing as well as documentation from the Department of Social Services if you are received assistance. They help children up to the age of 12 years and the elderly from 62 and up.
If you have registered to become an Angel, you name, age, sex, clothing and shoe sizes will be placed on a tag and hung on an Angel Tree located in a Mall, Company, Church or Organization.
Those who want to participate will choose a tag from the tree, purchase the gifts and return them to the Salvation Army to sort and distribute to the Angels (organizations that give out gifts.)
Contact the Salvation Army
To contact help in your area go online and look up, “The Salvation Army” and the name of your city, or do a 411 operator request for the number.