Courtesy of Janet Sheen:
San Angelo, Texas (November 30, 2020) – With only 12 days left before the deadline for all Angel Tree gifts to be returned, The Salvation Army still has a few “forgotten angels” yet to be adopted. The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program in San Angelo provides toys and Christmas gifts for more than 800-1000 children each year.
December 12, 2020 is the last day to adopt an “angel” as part of the annual program. The deadline to return the gifts is also December 12, 2020. “We are so grateful for everyone who has generously taken the time to adopt an angel and purchase gifts for The Salvation Army Angel Tree,” said Major Stan Carr, commanding officer of the Salvation Army. “Your kindness will help rescue Christmas for many families in our community.
Unfortunately, each year there are angels who are either not adopted, gifts that are not returned, and gifts brought to us after the deadline. These are our ‘forgotten angels.’”
The Salvation Army plans accordingly to provide gifts for forgotten angels and does everything possible to be sure that no child is left out. “Each angel tag on the tree represents a child or a senior in need. We do include nameless angels on our trees that just specify a gender and age,” said Carr. “These gifts are used to fill the wishes of the forgotten angels.” Our volunteers particularly enjoy working in The Salvation Army’s toy shop to select from these unassigned gifts to fulfill the wishes of the un-adopted angels.”
Sometimes, it is necessary to purchase additional items to supplement the gifts received through the Angel Tree program. “We are grateful for the generous support from our community and local businesses that work alongside The Salvation Army to provide a joyous Christmas to those in need,” said Carr. “Your support reaches way beyond Christmas, of course, and The Salvation Army is here year-round to meet the needs of individuals and families in Tom Green County.”
For more information about adopting an Angel, or current volunteer opportunities please call The Salvation Army at 325-655-6981 or visit us at 34 W. 3rd St. Check out other ways you can give or get involved at www.salvationarmytexas.org/SanAngelo.