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Adopt a Local Angel

Between November 9  – December 15, you can stop by Post Oak Mall at the Food Court and pick an Angel off of the tree.
The process is simple:

1. Visit the Angel Tree table at Post Oak Mall at the Food Court.
2. Pick an Angel(s) off the tree. Everything the child needs/wants are on the tag.
3. Return your purchased items with your Angel tag back to the table at Post Oak Mall.
4. That’s it! You just made a difference for a child in our community.

Note: For tax purposes, keep the bottom portion of your angel tag and staple it to the receipt of the items you bought.


– L E F T  T O  A D O P T  A N  A N G E L –

Want to help, but can’t get to an Angel?

You can give online and your gifts will impact families in need right here in Brazos County.

Our Story

The Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 by Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmastime.

The program got its name because the Whites identified the wishes of local children by writing their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels. They placed the cards on a Christmas tree at the mall to allow shoppers to select children to help. More than 700 children had a brighter Christmas that first year.

Three years later, when the Whites were transferred to Nashville, Tennessee, Angel Tree was launched in the Music City. WSM radio, which airs the Grand Ol’ Opry, came on board that year as the first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the U.S.

Because of the on-air promotion on WSM in Nashville, as well as national publicity on CNN and the Larry King Show, news of Angel Tree spread across the country. Today, Angel Tree’s are available at Salvation Army’s across the nation.

Want to Volunteer?

We are always needing volunteers to help us! There are various ways to help. Click on any of the links below to sign up for your spot today!

  • Manning the Angel Tree – Post Oak Mall (Food Court)
    This job is to supervise the Angel Tree at the Mall, assist donors in selecting an Angel, and intake items donors return.
    November 9 – December 15; 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (2 hr shifts)

  • Angel Tree Organization – 511 W. Carson (Old Armory)
    This job is to help account for the Angels returning from the public and placing them in numerical order.
    November 17 – December  19; Various dates and times (2 hr shifts)

  • Angel Tree Distribution – 511 W. Carson (Old Armory)
    This job is to assist with the distribution of toys to the families.
    December 20; 8:30 – 4:30 pm (2 hr shifts)

In 2017, The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station:


Pounds of food served
to nearly 17,231 individuals


Items of Clothing Distributed to 165 families in need


Children who Received Christmas Toys


Hygiene Kits Provided


Fans/Heaters Distributed


Youth who Received All New Clothes and Supplies for School


Families who Received Utility Assistance


Families who Received Local Disaster Relief


Families who Received Rental Assistance


Youth Sent to Summer Camp

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