The countdown to Christmas is underway and The Salvation Army feels that “every child deserves to experience the Joy of Christmas morning.” Angel Tree program has provided gifts for children around the county since 1979.

Photo by Isaac Martin on Unsplash
Photo by Isaac Martin on Unsplash

Over 800 children in need within our area have been provided with toys and clothing for Christmas through the Angel Tree program. Now the application process is open to those that need assistance.

“Once a child or senior adult has been registered and accepted as an Angel their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree,” said the Salvation Army.

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How to Apply

These details are for the residents of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.

According to the press release, “applications for families needing Christmas assistance for children birth through age 12 will be taken online through the website starting on October 1.

For the residents of Hale and Sumter counties, the “Salvation Army will host in-person applications.” Residents may call their main number for further details (205) 632-3691.

How to Donate

“The Angel Tree program is fully donor-supported, so we need partners to sponsor Angels by providing the gifts for these children,” said the press release. In addition, “Businesses, churches, groups, and individuals can sponsor a child by picking up an Angel at the University Mall or by contacting us to request an angel or group of angels starting in November.”

(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa. Click here for more details about The Salvation Army and its Angel Tree program.

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