Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army offers healing and hope in what can be an especially stressful time of year. From providing meals and keeping the heater on to putting toys under the Christmas tree, we lend a hand with holiday events, offering healing and hope and gifts that serve the body, mind, and soul.


As part of our mission to foster community and fight hunger, we serve Thanksgiving meals to families, our shelter residents, those with limited mobility, and the general public. In 2020, we served over 1,500 meals on Thanksgiving Day. 

Angel Tree

Angel Tree delivers Christmas magic to children (0 – 12) through  hands-on volunteers like you. We put new clothes and toys under the tree for children who usually have to go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.

Residents of Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Copiah, Madison and Yazoo Counties are eligible to apply for our Angel Tree assistance program.

2021 Angel Tree Registration

October 12:
Hazlehurst City Hall at 209 South Extension Street
9:00am – 2:00pm

October 18 – 22:
570 East Beasley Road in Jackson
9:00am – 2:00pm with extended hours on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9:00am – 7:00pm

Children older than 6 months are not permitted at registration 


Only original copies of documents will be accepted (no photocopies allowed)

Children (0-12)
  1. Original Birth certificates of each child
  2. Picture ID of parent/guardian (Driver’s license, government issued ID)
  3. Proof of government assistance (Medicare, food stamps, etc.)

You may only sign up for The Salvation Army Angel Tree/Toy Shop program if you have not registered for Christmas assistance from any other agencies in  the surrounding areas. Angel Tree Gifts and wish list items are not guaranteed.