Social service agencies and schools refer families to The Salvation Army for help with Christmas. Participants are interviewed to verify that the family is truly in need.
We obtain the name of each child under 12 in the family and a list of desired Christmas gifts. Verification is made to ensure that the family is not receiving duplicate services from another agency.
Angel tags are printed for each individual and placed on Salvation Army Angel Trees at area malls and in local companies and organizations.
Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to the Angel Tree by the given deadline on each tag.
Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center for pickup by the Angel families.
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WBRC FOX 6 Salvation Army Gifts for Kids Program provides an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to those less fortunate during the holidays. Whether you are an individual, family, organization, church, business or club, you can help make a difference by accepting any number of Angel Tree “tags” from The Salvation Army.
Each Angel on the tree represents the wishes and desires of a local child in the Birmingham area. Through the Angel Tree program, families and children have their specific needs and wants met providing hope to these families in need. In 2020, thanks to our sponsors and the community, we provided 3,100 children with gifts to open on Christmas morning.
Another component of the Angel Tree program is the “Forgotten Angels,” which are Angels that are not adopted for one reason or another. There are usually trees for Forgotten Angels at other sites as well.