ANGEL TREE: HOW IT WORKS AND THE IMPACT YOU'VE MADE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Since 1889, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston has provided meals, shelter, spiritual and emotional care, substance abuse programs, childcare, and emergency disaster relief to those who need it the most in our communities.
Along with the familiar Red Kettles, our Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army's highest profile Christmas efforts! Angel Tree started in 1979 and is a community-driven program involving adopting 'Angels,' local children, and seniors who need Christmas presents.
The process involves a person selecting an Angel of their choice (in-person or online), shopping according to that Angel's Christmas wish-list, and dropping off or shipping their new and unwrapped selection of gift(s) to The Salvation Army designated drop-off location before the deadline. After all the gifts are collected and sorted, the gifts are distributed to corresponding families.
(Watch the video above for a detailed explanation from Lt. Chantel Millin)
We know that 47% of Houston families struggle to make ends meet, and 1 out of 7 people living on the streets became homeless due to the pandemic. As we continue moving forward, people in our communities need us to find hope during the Christmas season. That is why community support of our Angel Tree and Red Kettles is imperative to our communities' advancement.
Last year, we helped provide Christmas gifts to over 12,000 Angels in Houston and distributed over $1.5 million in Christmas gifts. All of this would not be possible without the help of volunteers and giving supporters like CenterPoint Energy. They adopted Angels and volunteered at our Multipurpose Distribution Warehouse (MDC).
Thank you for your support this holiday season. You have helped us provide children and seniors with gifts for Christmas and kept Hope Marching On!
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