To help ensure every child has gifts during the holiday season, Northwest ISD has opened its annual Virtual Angel Tree.

The details

Angel tree programs provide gifts during the holiday season—such as clothing or toys—for children of needy families through the support of donors. According to a Northwest ISD news release, more than 1,600 students are available for community members to support this year by providing gifts.

The news release stated that the district’s angel tree is virtual, which means that donors can visit the district’s angel tree website where they will find children who need assistance listed anonymously.

Beyond individual donors, the news release stated that organizations such as district partners, businesses and faith-based entities are welcome to participate in the virtual angel tree program.

What you need to know

According to the news release, there are a few steps to complete when becoming a virtual angel tree donor:
  • Select a child or children to support by visiting
  • Purchase a new gift or gifts—$150 is the suggested price per angel
  • Deliver the Angel Tree items along with a printed copy of the form for the angel, to the Northwest ISD administration building, located at 2001 Texan Drive in Justin, by 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.
Donors who deliver their gifts before Nov. 27 can bring items to the front lobby of the administration building any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and follow the posted instructions once there, according to the news release. The district and administration building will be closed for Thanksgiving break the week of Nov. 20 to 24.

The news release stated that if donors are delivering the week of Nov. 27, they should follow the outdoor signs to the designated drop-off area between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Gift drop off hours will be extended on Nov. 27 to 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The district welcomes volunteers to help receive and sort gifts, according to the news release. The district has created a SignUpGenius webpage where potential volunteers can sign up.