The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge’s Angel Tree Giving Program assists families each year at Christmas. Individuals and families can apply for assistance through the Social Services program of the Salvation Army.
For more questions about adopting angels, sponsoring an Angel Tree at your business or church or for volunteer opportunities please contact Morgan, Special Events Coordinator at (225) 355-4483.
2018 Angel Tree Registration Dates
The Salvation Army Church and Community Center
4025 W. Brookstown Drive
October 2-3; October 17-18
The Gardere Inititave
8435 Ned Ave Apt. A
October 10-11, October 24
William H Scott Civic Center
1200 Major Pkwy
October 8-9; October 22
Applicants not receiving Food Stamps must provide picture identification, birth certificates on all qualifying children, proof of all household income, expenses, and current address. Applicants receiving Food Stamps must bring a detailed Budget Slip print out listing household information, and a current picture identification. All adult applicants must be present to apply.
Today, across Baton Rouge money is still tight for many families. Paying bills is difficult, many are spread thin, and with Christmas just around the corner, the pressure begins to mount on many parents as to whether they will be able to pay the rent or provide Christmas for the children. That’s where The Salvation Army steps in with the Christmas Assistance and Angel Tree Program. We need your help making Christmas a joyous occasion for everyone!
“Christmas would not have been possible for my four kids after losing my job last year if it were not for The Salvation Army.”
“Christmas would not have been possible for my four kids after losing my job last year if it were not for The Salvation Army. Instead, Mark, John Neal, Faye, and Shelia all received bikes for Christmas. We also received all of the trimmings for a fine, fine, Christmas dinner,” says Denise of Livingston Parish. In 2016, the Angel Tree Program provided more than 60,000 gifts of new clothing and toys to 4,700 children right here in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, who otherwise would have received little or nothing for Christmas. The Salvation Army also assists families and Senior Citizens at Christmas with food baskets for the entire family.
Captain Brett Meredith, Baton Rouge Area Commander shares, “The Salvation Army believes that every child deserves to know the joy of a new toy, a new outfit, and to have a special holiday meal with family at Christmas. The sad reality is that many families in Greater Baton Rouge are not able to provide these joys for their children, and we want to give caring folks the chance to help by “adopting” a child from the Angel Tree or volunteering or by donating in other ways during the holidays. We are grateful for those who reach out to others to give hope and help especially during the holidays!”