Christmas Angel Tree: Here’s How To Give and Receive

Photo: The Salvation Army North:

Photo: The Salvation Army North:

The true impact of the Great Recession is tough to measure. Americans have lost money, jobs and homes. Our families and friends may have fallen on hard times. Some who had little to begin with now have less and are working harder everyday to make it to tomorrow.

These same families who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. And thanks to supporters of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of American children will find this waiting under their Christmas trees this year.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

Support an Angel this Christmas!

Give Joy:

To support an Angel in your town, contact your local Salvation Army by entering your zip code at

Give Hands:

In many locations, The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help distribute the gifts along with food for holiday meals to the participating families.  Often times, employees and family members of the sponsoring organization help distribute their group’s gifts throughout their community.  Community volunteer and service groups; church groups and retired senior volunteer programs often aid The Salvation Army during the holidays and throughout the year, but more volunteers are always needed.

Share the Joy:

If you and your organization, church, business or club would like to sponsor an Angel Tree in your community, please contact your local Salvation Army offices. Information about The Salvation Army and contact information for local offices are available on the Internet at

Do you need help this year providing your children with gifts?

Families are typically registered in the months of October and November. Many sign-ups have already started. To learn more about dates and eligibility in your local community, contact your local Salvation Army by entering your zip code at


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  2. I was to by a neighbor that I could receive something for my daughter from the Angel Tree . My daughter is 17 years old in high school, she is a good girl and I do not gave an income and therefore I can not buy her or myself the necessities, such as a coat and boots ,clothes. I know it is short notice but I did not think that I could get an agency to donate anything to her or I. She is still in school and so am I, but she goes to school everyday and take the ridicule the others dish out to her because she has old clothes. Can I get any assistance that will help her have a nice Christmas.

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  5. hello my name is tray ray in my family we don’t have the all have enough money to get gifts and stuff and I was wanting to know if you could have but my sister and I want to tablets for Christmas but my mom and dad to have the money for it and my mom has muscle problem and my dad barely keep his job because he has problems too and there’s 7 of us and we always do you have time to talk to stop thank you in and we live at 802 East McKinley

  6. Can anyone still help out with christmas for my kids 15 yr boy 11 yr boy and girl 10 we r running out of time text this number if u can help 970 775 0303

  7. Need help with food..Cuz I broke my elbow and I can’t start my job. I’m doing bad. I just moved here…just need a little help with food…god bless u. If u can help me. !!!! Kathleen palmer

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    PLEASE can anyone help my kids out for Christmas?
    My family has been struggling just to pay our bills. My only wish is that my kids have a good Christmas. I have a: 7 year old girl/8 year old boy/20 year old girl. If anyone can let me know where or how to find a gift for each one of them or can help out it would be a wish come true. We would soooo very much appreciate anything at all and it would just make our whole Christmas!

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  9. there is still hope for all of you families seeking help…they offer 1,2,3,4 day shipping… Site-to-Store ordering… E-Gift Cards.. electronically sent, and more. I will see what I can do but until then I am praying for you all….have a merry xmas with or without don’t forget the real meaning of what christmas means and spend time with your family no matter the circumstances. god bless

  10. Please help us with food ,money for my family ,god blessed with five kids but now dont have money ,please contactus, and god blessyou:-)thanks so much…..7

  11. Could you please help us on our christmas food or money . We dont have much.I have five kids and I will like to make this christmas special.god bless you

  12. i have 3 kids and myself, (my boy friend) the past 4 yrs have been very hard and difficult, sad and stressful.. i worry for my kids and pray theyll have a christmas this year. its been rough for them and myself.. no money, i have a car but no insurance or registration.. my brother was in a car accident 4 yrs ago, my mother drowned 1 yr ago, and my nana recently 4 months ago died.. im losing the house 3 months behind on bills, no job, etc. michael (15) gabriel (14) christopher (11) me, mom, april (33).. my dad and i have been in our home for 33 + yrs and him having to go to another place and me not being able to care for him is very disturbing and uncomfortable. if possible to get a lil present for my daddy as well would be so nice.. thank u i appreciate everything and wish all a merry xmas and happy holiday.. (520) 682-6532
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  13. When I stayed at your shelter earlier this year one you divulged confidential information to me and my child’s perpetrators. Two you told me to cAll cps on myself to inform them of an sexually assault allegation and three you kicked me out for no reason. And now with no support network my children are still at risk…. I also got no help from your organization just major problems……I don’t think you are conducting a professional non profit organization and no I definitely did not donate my father’s military retirement to you people that was your own decision .

  14. i have a 3 yr old little girl and i work everyday and my boyfriend was laid off from his job we are currently living in a hotel room and things are really tough i put away money for her christmas and i had to spend it so we would have a place to stay and im really worried about how im going to provide my babygirl a christmas she has asked me for a bike and a cinderella doll if anyone can please guide me in the direction for assistance please do i know that its kind of late

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  15. Please i have a family of five and lost our only source of income.I am asking for help with Christmas for my family.I am also looking for work and a vehicle.My phone number is 9895395367 can someone please help us!!!

  16. This is hard for me to say but I’m in a situation to where I have no choice but to reach out for help……….I left my boyfriend last week. I don’t want to go into details, but he was abusive and I was not going to put up with it anymore. I have nothing at all……no money, no home, no car, no job……It’s just me and my kids. My friend is letting me stay at her place until I can get back on my feet again thank god, but she is struggling too and asking for xmas help herself.

    I’m hoping there is someone out there that can help with a Christmas present for my kids…….I have a 12 year old girl and a 8 year old boy…….If I had just 20 dollars I wouldn’t be asking for help but I don’t…..i’m so miserable that I cannot give them anything. Please……..anything at all would be more than what we have now. My e-mail is Thank U

  17. I have 5 children and just got custody of my now 1 month old niece, not wanting her to go to foster care. My husband works but because of bills and rent. Plus having to spend our little bit of Christmas we had saved on baby supplies. We are left with nothing to get my kids. If any one knows of a place or information that can help with toys or clothing for this holiday. Any thing will help. Greatly appreciated.
    Happy Holidays!!

  18. I am a grandma and I am trying to make it a nice Christmas but having a hard time doing it . one of my dauhters last her job last month . She also fround out she needs to have gallbladder surgey and has an ulcer now . so we been trying to help her But now we realy don’t have anymoney to but gifts.the oldest is a boy wants a flying helicopterand need more pants size 10 . then theres 5 girl anything like barbies and need clothes.

  19. Hello im just needing help getting my child xmas this year its been a ruff year my daughter is 7 years old and suffers from cerebral palsy and im very ineed of some help anything will help thankyou 703wbeecherapt2

  20. Hi my name is Jason and hate to ask for help this year but I am. I thought I could handle it. BUT THIS YEAR Really I could not . I am a roofer and the weather this year really kicking my butt. but I can handle the butt kicking am getting. BECAUSE I have a Great family. BUT THIS YEAR my family does not get a Christmas at all this year. AND IT REALLY HURTS BECAUSE I TRIED MY BEST. but I guess let”s get to the point . my son is Jason jr and he is 3 YEARS OLD and he loves iron man and his cars. AND I ALSO HAVE 2 Beautiful litt

  21. 2 little girls Brooklyn is 2 years old and she like just about anything as long as it is pink. AND A BARBIE and leah just turned 1 the 23 and I fill so bad it was her frist B_DAY and she love to play with baby doll and just about every thing she can get her paws on she keeps my on my toes if u no what I mean. WELL not trying to be a bum but some times it does not hurt to ask. SO THERE U GO. my number is 405 441 0177. can call at any time think u and have a blessed chirstmas and a new year.

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