• Christmas Assistance

    Our Christmas Assistance Programs are Angel Tree & Silver Bells

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.

Registration dates are: October 11 – 15 and October 25-29, 9:00 am – noon and then again from 1 -3 p.m.

All registration takes place at: 
The Salvation Army
4500 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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.

INFORMATION REQUIRED:

 Information required to register a child 12-years of age or younger for the Angel Tree:

Parent or legal guardians photo ID
Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
Birth certificate or Medicaid card for 12 and under

 Information required to register a senior 65-years of age or older:

Photo ID
Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
Clothing/shoe sizes
Suggested items in need (not to exceed $50.00)
Clothing/shoe sizes and toy suggestions

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 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!