Welcome to the
Lubbock, TX Online Angel Tree

The Salvation Army Angel Tree exists to provide needy parents w/gifts to give their children on Christmas Day.

If you have an opportunity to bring joy to somebody else's life…why wouldn't you?

Every kid should experience the excitement of receiving a present on Christmas, despite their circumstances.

Making a difference in your community…

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has been a Lubbock tradition since 1979.

Angel Tree will serve over 1,200 children in the greater Lubbock area this year.

Angel Trees are on-site in the South Plains Mall, many churches, & corporations. YOUR company/group can adopt!

Salvation Army Angel Tree volunteers devote thousands of hours of their time in Lubbock each year.

Learn how The Salvation Army Angel Tree program and its donors help millions of parents and children in need celebrate Christmas.

YOU can have a huge impact on a child's life and in a family's lifetime of memories!

How Angel Tree Works

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Applicant families bring their paperwork to The Salvation Army to be interviewed by a caseworker who verifies the family's need.
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We obtain the name of each child or special needs adults in the family and a list of suggested Christmas gifts. Verification is made to ensure that the family is not receiving duplicate services from another agency.
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Angel tags are printed for each individual and placed on Salvation Army Angel Trees at the mall and in local companies and organizations.
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Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, attach the Angel Tag and/or code to each Angel's/Child's bag and returns them to The Salvation Army by the given deadline on each tag.
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Upon their return, the unwrapped gifts are checked for child safety and prepared for pickup by the Angel families.
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During the last full week before Christmas, families pick up their gifts.
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Angel tags are printed for each individual and placed on Salvation Army Angel Trees at the mall and in local companies and organizations.
4
Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, attach the Angel Tag and/or code to each Angel's/Child's bag and returns them to The Salvation Army by the given deadline on each tag.
5
Upon their return, the unwrapped gifts are checked for child safety and prepared for pickup by the Angel families.
6
During the last full week before Christmas, families pick up their gifts.
5
Upon their return, the unwrapped gifts are checked for child safety and prepared for pickup by the Angel families.
6
During the last full week before Christmas, families pick up their gifts.

A History Of Community Involvement

Along with the familiar Red Kettles, the Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army's highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 by Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmas time.

The program got its name because the Whites identified the wishes of local children by writing their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels. They placed the cards on a Christmas tree at the mall to allow shoppers to select children to help. Thanks to the Whites, who were assigned by The Army to the Lynchburg area at the time, more than 700 children had a brighter Christmas that first year.

Three years later, when the Whites were transferred to Nashville, Tennessee, Angel Tree was launched in the Music City. WSM radio, which airs the Grand Ol' Opry, came on board that year as the first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the U.S.

Because of the on-air promotion on WSM in Nashville, as well as national publicity on CNN and the Larry King Show, news of Angel Tree spread across the country like wildfire.

The program includes Angel Trees in our South Plains Mall and on-site at area corporations, churches and organizations. We need more company adoptions, however! Interested parties should complete the form online at our website (SalvationArmyLubbock.org) or email dawn.worthy@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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