Angels and Silver Bells are available for adoption starting November 1.

Visit Short Pump Town Center (Clubhouse by LL Bean) , Chesterfield Town Center (by H&M and Zale’s), Wegmans (by Customer Service Desk) or a Marcos Pizza location to adopt from a tree

Gifts are due back by December 2.
Drop off gifts to these locations only:

The Salvation Army Christmas Center- 9204 Stony Point Parkway; Richmond VA

Any Page Auto Group Dealers

The Great Big Green House-2051 Huguenot Road; Richmond, VA

Virtual Angel Tree presented by Walmart Registry for Good

Recognizing that every child deserves to feel the joy of the holidays, The Salvation Army Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys to more than one-million children and families in need each year. Individuals who are interested in supporting the Angel Tree program can do so at most Walmart stores or online on Walmart’s Registry.

With more people facing hardship this year,
the need to serve those most vulnerable is great than ever.

Here is how you and your family and friends can get involved this year and help bring Christmas joy to families, individuals, and seniors facing incredible hardships this season. Your support can make their holiday season brighter. From adopting an angel, to hosting a virtual fundraising challenge, there are many ways for you to give back.

Adopt an Angel

The Salvation Army Angel Tree, in partnership with NBC12, allows the community to choose Angels (children ages 0-13) and Silver Bells (ages 62+) to provide Christmas gifts and clothing for each year. Each Angel/Silver Bell represents a child or senior who, without the support of the community, might not have a Christmas. Angel Tree first began in Central Virginia in the 1980’s and has supported thousands of individuals since – in 2021 we provided Christmas assistance for nearly 4,400 children and seniors!

Angels/Silver Bells will be available for adoption beginning in early November. This web page will continuously be updated with more information on providing Christmas assistance. If your company or organization is interested in adopting Angels or Silver Bells, click here to make your request or contact

Host a Virtual Red Kettle

The Red Kettle Challenge offers a new twist to the traditional Red Kettles seen at Christmas to raise funds for those in need in your community. To help meet the increased need in our community, we’re making it safer and simpler than ever for people to donate to The Salvation Army with this Red Kettle Challenge. The amount we raise with Kettles will directly affect how many families we can serve throughout the coming year. Help us bring hope to individuals and families who are struggling. We need individuals, companies, schools and churches to accept the challenge of having their own online Red Kettle – then make plans to raise $1,000 with their kettle.

Donate at a Red Kettle

The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign supports the social service programs of The Salvation Army in Central Virginia throughout the year. Individuals and community groups volunteer to ring bells at various kettle locations in the area. Visitors are invited to drop a donation into the kettle. 

Now it is simpler and safer than ever to donate. Visit a Red Kettle stand near you and donate via Apple Pay, Google Pay or simply scan the QR code to donate online. Cash donations will still be accepted as usual.

Look for a kettle near you at the following locations. *Dates may vary by location throughout the season.

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Kroger
  • Food Lion
  • Walmart

Volunteer as a Bell Ringer

Register to be a bell ringer at a Red Kettle Stand and volunteer your service. Individuals or groups can volunteer to be a bell ringer throughout the season. 

Visit to sign up for a Kettle location near you.

Volunteer at the Christmas Center

Volunteer at the Christmas Center and help be a part of the magic of the season. Volunteers help process, sort and distribute gifts to clients who are receiving assistance. 

Volunteered with us before? CLICK HERE to sign into your account and see current openings.

First time volunteer? CLICK HERE to create an account and see current openings.