Making Christmas Dreams a Reality
The Angel Tree Program, along with The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign, is one of The Salvation Army’s best-known Christmas efforts. More than 100,000 children across Texas will experience the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning thanks to generous donors and the help of The Salvation Army. The Kick off for Angel Tree will be November 1st at 10:00 am, located at 541 S. Timberland.
“The Angel Tree program provides toys and clothing to children, seniors, and families who might be struggling to afford Christmas gifts this year. As we continue to navigate the lingering pandemic, families are still putting their lives back together and trying to make ends meet,” said Captain Jenifer Phillips of The Salvation Army. “Angels are available for adoption by community members and businesses, who in a small way will deliver the magic and message of Christmas to those in need.”
The Salvation Army Angel Trees are located at Lufkin Mall, Walmart, South Side Bank, Belk, Hobby Lobby, Austin Bank, Olive Garden, Old Navy, CHI. The trees are decorated with paper angels, each representing a child or senior who – without this program – may not receive a gift at Christmas. “We are forever grateful for the generous support of our community and local businesses that work alongside The Salvation Army to provide a joyous Christmas to those in need,” said Captain Jenifer Phillips.
Angels will be available for adoption throughout the months of November and December to be return December 13th 2021. Last year, 600 angels were available for adoption in Lufkin, and this year we expect to have over 650 children and seniors enrolled in the program from Angelina County. Gift distribution will take place at Civic Center, from 12/21. Volunteers are needed to help sort and pass out the items to families who will come to collect them on distribution day.
“Last year, there was a brand-new way to support The Salvation Army Angel Tree through Walmart Registry for Good,” said Captain Jenifer Phillips. “Walmart has partnered with The Salvation Army to make it possible for donors to purchase needed items online that will be delivered directly to The Salvation Army. You can search for The Salvation Army Lufkin at www.walmartangeltree.com and order items today that will benefit local families.”
For more information about adopting an Angel or current volunteer opportunities, please call The Salvation Army at 936-634-5132 or visit us at 412 S. 3rd St. Lufkin 75901. Visit www.salvationarmytexas.org/lufkin to learn how you can give or get involved this holiday season.