Registration for the 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree program closes Friday and the organization is encouraging eligible families in need of gifts to participate.
The program provides toys and clothing to children and families experiencing financial hardship.
According to a Sept. 22 press release, last year more than 6,512 “angels” were adopted into the Salvation Army program in Travis and Williamson counties. This year, the organization hopes to provide gifts for 8,000 angels. At press time, about 6,000 children were registered to participate, leaving room for 2,000 more.
“The Salvation Army Angel Tree program makes it possible for many children who might otherwise go without any Christmas gifts to experience the magic and wonder of Christmas,” Major Amy Kelly, associate area commander, said. “It’s neighbor helping neighbor.”
The Angel Tree team is accepting walk-in registration this week only from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Salvation Army warehouse, located at 6510 S. Congress Ave., Austin. Parking is limited.
Families applying to the Angel Tree program must bring:
• Photo ID for all adults in the household
• Birth certificates for all children in the house
• Proof of residence
• Proof of monthly income and expenses
For more information on how to register or adopt an Angel visit www.salvationarmyaustin.org/programs-that-help/angel-tree