Welcome to the
Greater Houston 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 tradition since 1979.

Angel Tree serves over 15,000 children in the Greater Houston Area every year.

Angel Trees are online (Virtual) this year.

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

Help us make a difference in the lives of children across Greater Houston

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 the name of each child or special needs adults in the family and a list of desired 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 made for each individual and made available online and in local companies and organizations
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Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts in person or online, and return them to The Salvation Army by December 7th.
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Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center for pickup by the Angel families.
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During the seven days prior to Christmas Eve, families pick up their gifts. Questions: texhou.angeltree@uss.salvationarmy.org
3
Angel tags are made for each individual and made available online and in local companies and organizations
4
Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts in person or online, and return them to The Salvation Army by December 7th.
5
Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center for pickup by the Angel families.
6
During the seven days prior to Christmas Eve, families pick up their gifts. Questions: texhou.angeltree@uss.salvationarmy.org
5
Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center for pickup by the Angel families.
6
During the seven days prior to Christmas Eve, families pick up their gifts. Questions: texhou.angeltree@uss.salvationarmy.org

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 local shopping malls 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 and seniors each year.

Houston Angel Tree Corporate Partners:

  • Jake's Finer Foods
  • Amegy Bank
  • Sewell Automotive Company
  • UT Health
  • Key Energy Services
  • Parker Drilling Company
  • Leidos
  • Parkway--Greenway Plaza--Phase I
  • Parkway--Greenway Plaza--Phase II
  • Parkway--Phoenix Tower
  • Parkway--Post Oak Central
  • Parkway--San Felipe Plaza
  • Parkway--CityWestPlace
  • Bank of America
  • Trendsetter Engineering
  • G & A Partners
  • Hexion
  • Ascension Episcopal Church
  • Ascension Episcopal School
  • Cigna
  • Port Houston
  • SAIC
  • Waldemar S Nelson & Co
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • CBRE Inc--Hess Tower
  • Clariant Corporation
  • Cousins Property
  • St. Matthews LCMS Church
  • Siemens Industry Inc
  • Muicipal Accounts & Con
  • Alert Logic
  • The Village of Tanglewood
  • TXU Energy
  • Office Pavilion
  • The Village of River Oaks
  • KKR
  • Unilev Management
  • RSM US LLP
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Constellation
  • Accudata Systems
  • Canteen
  • Energy Transfer
  • Premier Pipe
  • Gallagher
  • Chaparral Plumbing LP
  • Kobelco Construction
  • St. John the Divine
  • First Baptist of Pasadena
  • Wareing, Athon & Co
  • Prosperity Banks
  • R Staul Inc.
  • Payne Chapel AME Church
  • Elite Real Estate
  • W D Von Gonten & Co
  • Enable Midstream Partners
  • Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union
  • Ontellus
  • McDermott
  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc
  • EEPD
  • MMI Agency
  • BGE Inc.
  • UBS
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Venterra Cares
  • Houston Seoul Korean Baptist Church
  • Quanta Telecommunication Services, LLC
  • West Houston Volkswagen and Subaru
  • Kimley-Horn

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