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Adopt a child or senior in need this Christmas through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

SAN ANTONIO – Christmas trees are decorated and angels have been placed, waiting to be adopted for the holidays.

The Salvation Army is asking people to buy clothes and gifts for children and the elderly this Christmas.

“We do this to bring joy at Christmas, to low-income families, to families who struggle to make ends meet all year,” said Salvation Army Regional Commander Capt. Ashley Robinett. from San Antonio. “It doesn’t matter that we know that Christmas is coming. When you live on a fixed budget, they struggle to make ends meet and they also want to have joy in their home at Christmas.

Robinett said they hope to help 4,500 children, infants to 12, and seniors in December who come from households that cannot afford Christmas.

“They’re extremely grateful on the days they come to pick up the presents,” Robinett said. “Sometimes, you know, they can be in tears because of the amount of presents they give their kids. This is a 100% donor driven program.

You can find the Angel Tree program at local Walmart and Sams Club stores, North Star Mall, Ingram Park Mall and South Park Mall, or by visiting hiarmysatx.org.

The angels will include the age of the child or senior, the size of their clothes, and some gifts on their wish list.

The Salvation Army has asked donors to keep unwrapped gifts, wrap them with the angel tag on them, and return them to one of these locations:

  • 521 O.Elmira.

  • 3802 N/A Military.

  • 2810W Ashby.

“A lot of times we hear stories like this from our donor, sometimes about someone who benefited from the Angel Tree program as a child and is now in a position where they can give back,” Robinett said. “And so they want to come and they want to pull an angel out of the tree because someone helped them when they were kids.”

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