Christmas bells are beginning to ring and that means the Salvation Army has begun its annual Angel Tree program.
Angel Tree has been making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children during Christmas time since 1979. At the time, Majors Charles and Shirley White were living in Lynchburg, Virginia. The program is called Angel Tree because the Whites placed the Christmas wishes of local children on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels. They fulfilled the Christmas wishes of more than 700 children that year, and since then, the program has expanded across the country.
Today, the goal of Angel Tree the same as it was then--to give the gift of Christmas to those in need. Families in need are identified and referred to the program. Then, they share the name of the child or senior citizen and their Christmas wish list, to be placed on the Angel Tree. Donors and members of the local community pick "angels" and purchase gifts.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the program in Metro Atlanta. Last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for more than 9,000 children and seniors to have a gift on Christmas. This year, the goal is to serve even more.
In Metro Atlanta, Angel Trees are located in several shopping malls and on site at more than 200 area corporations, churches and organizations. The Chick-fil-A Foundation is proud to sponsor the Angel Tree program in metro Atlanta.
Learn how you can adopt an angel in Atlanta this Christmas.
Discover more ways to brighten the holidays for someone in need.
Only with your support is this program possible. Thank you for your generosity!