With only six days left for all Angel Tree gifts to be returned, The Salvation Army still has many angels hanging on the tree, yet to be adopted. Individuals, families and businesses have the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children through The Salvation Army Angel Tree program right here in Odessa.
The deadline for all gifts to be returned to The Salvation Army is Saturday, December 9, with gift distribution day scheduled for Dec. 18.
“Our community of donors, partners and volunteers is what keeps The Salvation Army Angel Tree program alive year after year,” Capt. Justin Vincent of The Salvation Army of Odessa said in a news release. “Your kindness ensures every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning, and parents don’t have to decide between paying bills or buying toys. Please help today by adopting an angel.”
The Salvation Army works with community partners and donors to ensure that every child in the Angel Tree program receives gifts to open on Christmas morning. Community toy drives and purchasing toys help supplement the Toy Shop, where volunteers gather toys at The Salvation Army Christmas warehouse to fulfill the wishes of any unadopted angels.
“We are thankful for the numerous companies and individuals who make the Angel Tree a tradition at Christmastime,” Vincent said in the release. “Donors, businesses and volunteers help create a lifetime of memories for children in need through The Salvation Army Angel Tree.”
If you would like to help make a child’s Christmas wishes come true but do not have time to shop, please go to salvationarmyodessa.org to purchase a gift from the Walmart Online Gift Registry or to make a donation.
If you’re interested in supporting the Angel Tree program or volunteering to ring the bell please call The Salvation Army at (432) 332-0738, visit 810 E 11th Street or go to salvationarmyodessa.org. Thank you for supporting The Salvation Army this Christmas.