Every year, we delight in anticipation of children for the Christmas season. Some wait for Santa and Rudolph and others try to sneak a peek of what their parents have already bought for them.
Unfortunately, that is not the reality for thousands of children in the poorest areas of our city. You see, when you choose an Angel Tree tag at the Mall of Louisiana, corporate event, or at any Salvation Army location, you become part of a chain reaction of Joy and Hope.
Let’s go back to September when staff and volunteers began to plan this year’s Angel Tree…
The conversation revolves around the need we will meet, the challenges we will face, our generous donors and volunteers, tags, bags, etc. Everything comes together when we picture the joy on children’s faces as they open gifts that would otherwise not be there. That is the joy of Christmas!
The Angel Tree program not only creates countless smiles, but it also relieves stressors from parents. Because of Angel Tree, they no longer have to make the choice between meeting their families basic needs and providing presents for their children on Christmas.
Today we thank you, our donors and volunteers who played a critical role in the spreading of Christmas joy and the blessing of the Angel Tree program.