Welcome to the
Clarksburg Area Online Angel Tree

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program reaches millions of children every year.

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 local tradition since the 1980's.

Angel Tree serves millions of children around the world every year.

Angel Trees are on-site at the Meadowbrook Mall, Wal-Mart, various corporations, churches and organizations

Salvation Army Angel Tree volunteers devote millions of hours of their time each year.

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

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

2 Corinthians 9:12

How Angel Tree Works

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Families in need of holiday assistance can apply to have their children ages 0-12 placed on the Angel Tree.
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The application will capture income information to verify eligibility as well as specific information such as clothing sizes & gift wishes for each Angel.
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Angel tags are printed for each qualifying child & are placed on the Angel Trees at various local locations or made available for online adoption.
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Generous Donors select their desired Angels, then purchase clothing & gifts for each. The items are returned unwrapped and bags are marked with the Angel code by the designated deadline.
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Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Distribution Center where they will be inspected for appropriateness & then prepared for the big distribution day!
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About a week prior to Christmas Eve, families will come to pick up their Angel Gifts & a Christmas dinner food box!
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Angel tags are printed for each qualifying child & are placed on the Angel Trees at various local locations or made available for online adoption.
4
Generous Donors select their desired Angels, then purchase clothing & gifts for each. The items are returned unwrapped and bags are marked with the Angel code by the designated deadline.
5
Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Distribution Center where they will be inspected for appropriateness & then prepared for the big distribution day!
6
About a week prior to Christmas Eve, families will come to pick up their Angel Gifts & a Christmas dinner food box!
5
Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Distribution Center where they will be inspected for appropriateness & then prepared for the big distribution day!
6
About a week prior to Christmas Eve, families will come to pick up their Angel Gifts & a Christmas dinner food box!

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 local program includes Angel Trees in Meadowbrook Mall, Walmart and on-site at area corporations, churches and organizations. The local communities have fully supported the Angel Tree program, making it possible to help numerous children each year.

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