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Greenville, SC Online Angel Tree
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program reaches millions of children every year across America.
Our generous community supplies Christmas gifts to children in need every year. We can't do it without you!
Every child should experience the excitement of receiving a present on Christmas, no matter what !
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has been a tradition since 1979.
Every year, Angel Tree serves thousands of children in the Greenville community.
Adopt an Angel entirely online for your convenience and safety!
Angel Tree staff and volunteers devote hundreds of hours of their time each year.
See our Angel Tree team in action as they distribute Christmas gifts to families in need!
By adopting an Angel, you supply a need for a child in need and make Christmas merry and bright for all.
2 Corinthians 9:12
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.
For many families and organizations, Angel Tree is a Christmas tradition. Sharing Christmas cheer with children in need is always a beautiful reminder of what Christmas is truly about.
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