ANGEL TREE LOCATIONS
2022 Angel Tree Adoption Locations
Interested in being an adoption location please call Stacy Crandle at 228-206-1920. In George & Jackson Counties please call 228-762-7222.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR ANGEL TREE
2022 Angel Tree Registration
*Children should not be brought with you to registration.
REQUIREMENTS (Click here)
- Person applying must bring VALID State issued Photo ID
- A parent or Legal Guardian must apply for ONLY their own children. Guardianship/Custody
- Documentation required if you are not listed on Birth certificate
- State Issued Certified Birth Certificates for children 12 & under required. (no copies or hospital
DOCUMENTATION NEEDED (Click here)
The following is a list of proof of income and proof of expense that is required at the time of application for everyone in the household:
- Employment (All Members of household)
- WIN Job center registration verification form
- Tanif Award Letter
- Utility Allowance
- SNAP Award Letter
- Disability Award Letter
- Social Security Award Letter
- Child Support or DHS statement of non-support
- SSI Award Letter
- School Grants/Loans
- Other Income
- Section 8 Paperwork
- Must present a notarized statement of any income help from anyone else
- Credit Cards
- Gas Receipts
- Grocery Receipts
- Car Notes
- Medical Bills Paying on
- Cable (basic cable only)
- Phone Bill (landline or cell)
- Rental furniture payments
- Loans & Other Bills
- Bank Statement (if applicable)
*Current bills (1 month) only
Proof means you must bring all items needed at the time of application. If you do not have the items at the time of registration, you will not be able to register until you have all of the items.
History of the Angel Tree
The Angel Tree is a unique program that started in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1979. It involves the community in a direct way allowing them to become personally involved by sharing with those less fortunate in their community. The program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.
Children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts are from families who have applied for Christmas assistance through the Social Services program of The Salvation Army. During the application process, the clothing sizes and special needs of the children are determined and written on the application and is then transferred to paper “angels” along with the child’s first name, age, and sex.
The “angels” contain a code number which corresponds to the client’s application number. All children in a family have the same code number, followed by “A” for the first child, “B” for the second child, etc.
The angels are then taken to area shopping malls and various local retailers and businesses where they are selected by shoppers who then purchase any or all of the items listed. After purchasing these items, the gifts are returned to the Angel Tree distribution centers.
Each Angel Tree family is given an appointment date and time to come back and receive their gifts for the children or “Angels”. It is not based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The items that were carefully and lovingly selected and purchased for each child is what the child will receive.