Welcome to the
Savannah, GA Online Angel Tree

The Salvation Army Angel Tree is a nation wide program that reaches thousands 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 of Savannah Angel Tree Program has been bringing Christmas joy for more then 20 years.

Over 1500 children in Savannah and surrounding counties received gifts from the Christmas Angel Tree program.

Angel Trees and adoption sites are available online, in many business, churches, and at our local office.

Donors and volunteers through out our community provide gifts and hours to the Angel Tree program.

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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Social service agencies and schools refer families to The Salvation Army for help with Christmas. Participants are interviewed to verify that the family is truly in need.
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We obtain information and wish list for each child 12 and younger to be placed on the Angel Tree.
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Angel tags are printed for child 12 and younger. Distributed to local business, Churches, and organizations for donors to select.
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Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to the Angel Tree by the given deadline on each tag.
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Angel Tree gifts are returned to The Salvation Army Distribution Center and made ready for the families to come and pick them up.
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Angel Tree gifts are picked up by a family member 8 to 9 days before Christmas so that they will have presents under the Tree on Christmas morning.
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Angel tags are printed for child 12 and younger. Distributed to local business, Churches, and organizations for donors to select.
4
Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to the Angel Tree by the given deadline on each tag.
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Angel Tree gifts are returned to The Salvation Army Distribution Center and made ready for the families to come and pick them up.
6
Angel Tree gifts are picked up by a family member 8 to 9 days before Christmas so that they will have presents under the Tree on Christmas morning.
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Angel Tree gifts are returned to The Salvation Army Distribution Center and made ready for the families to come and pick them up.
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Angel Tree gifts are picked up by a family member 8 to 9 days before Christmas so that they will have presents under the Tree on Christmas morning.

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 area corporations, churches and organization and online. The local communities have fully supported the Angel Tree program, making it possible to help numerous children each year.

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