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What is The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program?
Since 1889, The Salvation Army has provided Christmas assistance to disadvantaged families and individuals in Travis and Williamson Counties. Through the Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need during the holiday season.
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.
With the generous help of donors and the support of our friends at Majic 95.5, The Salvation Army Angel Tree will assist more than 6,500 people this holiday season in Travis and Williamson counties. Listen to the Majic of Christmas on Majic 95.5 beginning at Thanksgiving to learn how you can help.
How does someone become a Salvation Army “Angel”?
Families in need can sign up for assistance at a Salvation Army registration location in October. They must meet the federal minimum poverty guidelines to qualify. We serve children ranging in age from infants to 12 years old. The Salvation Army maintains the confidentiality of all program recipients.
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 Update
Online Angel Tree adoption has ended. If you have run out of time to adopt an Angel, please click here or on the Donate button above, and we will do the shopping for you.
Angels are still available at the Angel Trees in the malls while they last through Saturday. All gifts must be returned to the Angel Tree at the mall by 5:00 pm Saturday, December 13, or by 3:00 pm Saturday to the Christmas Cheer warehouse. See “Return Gift Process” below.
Return Gift Process
Return gifts to the Angel Tree booth at your designated mall by December 13 at 5:00 pm. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. The presents are not to be wrapped.
Lakeline (upstairs by JC Penney) or Barton Creek Square (upper level near Sears) Malls.
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
The Salvation Army has received an overwhelming response from people wanting to volunteer at the Christmas Cheer Center and we thank you! Sign up here to volunteer at the Christmas Cheer Center.
Online Angel Tree
Online Angel Tree adoption has ended. Please return your gifts as soon as possible (no later than Saturday, December 13 at 3:00 pm) to our Christmas Cheer Center located at 6510 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78745.
Listen for Angel Tree Stories on The Majic of Christmas
Listen to The Majic of Christmas on 95.5 FM to hear stories of hope and inspiration from Angel Tree families and others served by The Salvation Army.
Questions? Email us at AngelTreeAustin@USS.SalvationArmy.org and let us know how we can help.