mr bingle angel tree nola christmas assistance

Christmas Assistance

Our Christmas Assistance Programs are Angel Tree & Silver Bells

mr bingle angel tree nola christmas assistance

Angel Tree: Angel Tree is a program designed to help provide Christmas assistance to children ages birth to 12.

Silver Bells: Silver Bells is a program designed to help provide Christmas assistance to seniors ages 65 and up.

Applications open October 2021

Upon completion and approval of the application, families will be emailed their appointment time.  Families must come at their appointed time or forfeit all items.  Additionally, those applying with other agencies will be removed from The Salvation Army’s registration.



Families should be prepared to take a picture and upload the following items, when prompted by the registration site:

Parent or legal guardians photo ID
Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
Birth certificates for children 12 and under (children listed must live with applicant full-time in the household)
Clothing/shoe sizes and toy suggestion for children 12 and under

FOR QUESTIONS: Please call Major Lynda Thornhill at (504) 899-4569 

To Volunteer

Help spread the holiday cheer!  The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help with our Mr. Bingle Angel Tree and Silver Bells programs.

Volunteers will sit at a table inside Lakeside Mall assisting those interested in adopting an Angel or Silver Bell.  Duties include providing interested parties with a card representing the Angel(s) or Silver Bell(s) that they wish to adopt.  (Information on the card will include: the child or senior’s Christmas wish list as well as clothing/shoe size).  Volunteers will also help collect and keep track of the Christmas gifts that are brought back to the table.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (504) 899-4569 or email for available shifts and to sign up (volunteers must sign up in advance).

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or above unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is also a great way for students to complete their service hours for school!