Welcome to the
Estrella Mt Corps Online Angel Tree

The Estrella Mt Christmas Angel program reaches thousands of children and families in the AZ west valley

The Christmas Angel program partners with the Toys & More Project to host a Christmas event for families.

Through great community partnerships the families receive gifts, holiday food boxes and festive activities.

Making a difference in your community…

The Christmas Angel Program has been a tradition in the community, and partners with the Toys & More Project.

TMP has provided gifts for over 2,000 children in Avondale, Cashion, Goodyear, Litchfield Park & Tolleson

The families receive gifts, a holiday/pantry food box and fun festive activities at the TMP event.

Toys & More requires thousands of volunteer hours to bring a joyous holiday season to our local community.

Learn how The Salvation Army Christmas Angel program works and how its donors help millions of families in need celebrate a joyous Christmas season.

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 register in community social service agencies and are contacted through our local schools about availability and eligibility.
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We obtain the name of each child ages Birth-8th Grade in the family and a list of desired Christmas wishes. 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 are distributed in local businesses, churches and organizations.
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Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to their designated locations before the deadline on each tag.
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Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Christmas warehouse for sorting and preparation to combine the entire family together.
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The gifts are then taken to Palm Valley Church for distribution at the Toys & More Project event on Saturday, December 19.
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Angel tags are printed for each individual and are distributed in local businesses, churches and organizations.
4
Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to their designated locations before the deadline on each tag.
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Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Christmas warehouse for sorting and preparation to combine the entire family together.
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The gifts are then taken to Palm Valley Church for distribution at the Toys & More Project event on Saturday, December 19.
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Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Christmas warehouse for sorting and preparation to combine the entire family together.
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The gifts are then taken to Palm Valley Church for distribution at the Toys & More Project event on Saturday, December 19.

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 Estrella Mt Corp Christmas Angel program partners with local churches, businesses, and social services organizations. The community has fully supported the Christmas Angel program which partners with Toys & More Project event making it possible to help thousands of children and families during the holiday season.

TMP Angel Tree Partners:

  • Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank
  • Care 1st Avondale Resource Center
  • Community Impact
  • Palm Valley Church