Angel Tree: Help children in need by adopting an angel this holiday season

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Thousands of central Indiana children are hoping you can make their Christmas count by adopting them for Angel Tree. If you can’t make it to Castleton Square or Greenwood Park Mall, you can still help by clicking here.

Follow the directions on the form and The Salvation Army will send you all of the information you need about your adopted Angel. CBS4, Two Men and a Truck, AARP and K-Love Radio are proud sponsors of the Angel Tree program.

From November 21 through December 13, Angel Trees will be on display in Castleton Square Mall in the center court, on the north side of Indianapolis, and at Greenwood Park Mall in front of Macy’s, on the south side. Shoppers will be able to choose an Angel from a tree on Saturdays and Sundays– plus on Black Friday during normal mall hours. On Friday, December 4th, Circle Centre Mall downtown will also host a one day drive. At each location, shoppers will be given special Angel Tree bags to be filled with gifts for their Angel. Each Angel tags includes a child’s age, clothing and shoe sizes, “wants” (like toys or games) and “needs” (like jeans or boots). Once filled, the bags can be brought back to the Angel Trees, which are set up just outside the Macy’s mall entrance at both locations.

Program History
Every Christmas there are children lacking life’s vital needs because their families are struggling financially and cannot afford the expense. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been running for 30 years to ensure that these children have a wonderful holiday season with their families.

The Salvation Army Indiana Division has been providing Christmas assistance to the community for generations. The program has provided food assistance to nearly 800 families and Christmas gifts to more than 2,100 children every holiday season.

How is Angel Tree different from other holiday programs?
Angel Tree is different from other holiday assistance programs because a sponsor is able to feel a special connection with his/her “adopted” child. The sponsor receives the child’s first name and a personalized needs and wish list for the child. Other holiday assistance programs give sponsors minimum information such as “5-year-old boy” without any gift suggestions or host generic toy drives. The wish list given to the sponsor is thoughtfully prepared by the child’s parents so the sponsor knows that he/she is buying something the child both needs and will be excited to open on Christmas morning.

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