The Salvation Army Angel Tree in Austin

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 this year.

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.

How You Can Help

Adopt an Austin-area Angel online by clicking the button below.

Adopt an Angel

Donate now to help us provide gifts for more than 6,000 children in the Austin area this year.

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Adopt an Angel from an Austin mall Christmas Tree (See details below).

boy opening gifts - The Salvation Army Angel Tree

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.

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Angel Tree locations in area malls

From November 14 through December 14, visit one of three area malls and choose an Angel from the Angel Tree there.

Lakeline (upstairs by JC Penney), Barton Creek Square (upper level near Sears) or Hill Country Galleria (inside Guest Services) Malls.

Hours: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM Mon-Sat; 1-6:00 PM Sun

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

Return gifts to the Angel Tree booth at your designated mall by December 11 at 5:00 pm. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Please deliver your gifts unwrapped.


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

Sign up here to volunteer at the Christmas Cheer Center.

Listen for our Radiothon broadcast LIVE from the Christmas Cheer Center on December 11th, and listen for Angel Tree Stories on The Majic of Christmas

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Questions? Email us at and let us know how we can help.