The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program is a community partnership effort that makes the holidays brighter for thousands of underprivileged children throughout the Tampa Bay area each year.
How Does the Angel Tree Program Work?
Families living at or below the poverty level are eligible to register their children for assistance through the Angel Tree program.
Once a child is registered, a paper angel is created featuring the child’s name, age, clothing and shoe sizes, a need and a gift idea. Families are registered and paper angels are made available to our community partners for “adoption" throughout November and early December. By adopting an angel, you are simply agreeing to purchase age-appropriate gifts for that child.
Angel Tree gifts are returned to The Salvation Army and then are distributed to registered families before Christmas.
How Can I Help?
The ways you can help are as varied as the angels in need. Simply contact your local Salvation Army (see the links below), and let us know how many needy children you’d like to “adopt” for Christmas. We will provide you with paper angels including each child’s name, age, clothing & shoe size, and a short list of needs and gift ideas
How Can I Get Others Involved?
Decorate a Christmas tree with paper angels at your home, office, retail outlet or place of worship, and encourage neighbors, colleagues and friends to adopt the angels.
Host a toy drive at your office, holiday party or in cooperation with your neighbors.
Make a monetary donation to enable your local Salvation Army to purchase gifts for any forgotten angels.
Hillsborough County Angel Tree Locations
ABC Action News Lobby (Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
University Mall - In The Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth Near Santa Claus
WestShore Plaza - In the Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth Near Guest Services
Contact Your Local Salvation Army Angel Tree Coordinator
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