The 2020 Angel Tree registration for assistance is closed.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has been a tradition since 1979, helping to provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Along with the familiar Red Kettles, the Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by Salvation Army Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmas time. Once a child has been registered and accepted as an Angel their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in the community who purchase gifts of new clothing or toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree.
Angel Trees will be around the Virginia Peninsula from November 9 – December 7. On each tree are printed angels that have the name, age, and gift suggestions for a child “angel” registered in the program. Each angel is ready for members of the community to “adopt” (purchase gifts) for Christmas. All Angel Tree gifts need to come back to The Salvation Army by December 7 to 1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA. Businesses and community organizations that would like to adopt angels or volunteer for the program can call us for more information.
Our Angel Trees are available at local Walmarts, as well as Dillards, Macy’s, and JC Penney at both the Patrick Henry Mall and Peninsula Town Center.
For more information contact
The Salvation Army Virginia Peninsula at 757-838-4875.