The Salvation Army Angel Tree in Austin
Thank you to everyone in the community who helped with our Angel Tree Program this past Christmas. Because of your help we were able to provide gifts to 6,000 local children in need. Click here to see our Angel Tree photo album.
Every year The Salvation Army provides Christmas assistance to families in need in Travis and Williamson Counties. Through the Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need during the holiday season.
Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. Through Angel Tree, thousands of local children will find gifts waiting under their Christmas trees.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need through the support of donors like you. Found in local malls, companies and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of gifts. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.
An Angel Tree poem
Angel Tree employee, Wayne Schneider, wrote a very special poem you can enjoy here:
How You Can Help
Donate now to help us provide gifts for 6,000 children in the Austin area this year.
Online Angel Tree has ended,
Adopt an Angel from an Austin mall Christmas Tree (See details below).
Once a child has been registered as an “Angel,” The Salvation Army makes a promise to provide Christmas for that child. This promise includes a variety of gifts for each child. In order to accomplish this, The Salvation Army depends on the generosity of individual donors, corporations and organizations. Last year, 200 companies, organizations and individuals helped fulfill the gift requests of more than 6,350 local children who would otherwise have not had gifts at Christmas.
Majic 95.5 Radiothon
With the generous help of donors and the support of our friends at Majic 95.5, The Salvation Army Angel Tree assisted 6,000 people this holiday season in Travis and Williamson counties. We hope you caught some of the amazing stories of those helped by The Salvation Army told during the Majic of Christmas Radiothon on Majic 95.5.
Angel Tree locations in area malls
During mid-November through mid-December, visit one of three area malls and choose an Angel from the Angel Tree.
Lakeline (upstairs by JC Penney), Barton Creek Square (upper level near Sears) or Hill Country Galleria (inside Guest Services) Malls.
Stay tuned for Angel Tree hours for Christmas 2016.
How does it work?
Once Angels have been registered, Angel “tags” or ornaments are printed with that Angel’s name, age, gender, gift requests and a code number. Companies and organizations can participate in our Corporate Angel Tree program and adopt Angels to hang on a tree at their workplace, school or church. You can also visit one of 3 Austin area shopping malls and adopt a child from one of our Mall Angel Trees. After the Angel’s gifts have been purchased, they are returned to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by their unique code numbers and distributed to the families.
You may also call (512) 605-1410 now
to donate to the Angel Tree program.
Please leave a message if no one answers, and we will get back to you shortly.
Angel Tree FAQ’s
Return Gift Process
Stay tuned for Angel Tree dates and times for Christmas 2016. Return gifts to the Angel Tree booth at your designated mall. Please deliver your gifts unwrapped.
- Lakeline (upstairs by JC Penney)
- Barton Creek Square (upper level near Sears)
- Hill Country Galleria (inside Guest Services)
You may also deliver gifts to the Christmas Cheer Center located at 6510 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78745. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For further assistance please contact (512)445-2003.
Volunteer at the Christmas Cheer Center
We will post volunteer sign up for Angel Tree 2016 around November. Please check back with us then.
We would like to give a special thank you to our Online Angel Tree sponsor:
Questions? Email us at AngelTreeAustin@USS.SalvationArmy.org and let us know how we can help.