The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is a yearly Christmas toy drive. Last Christmas, we provided Christmas and food assistance to more than 840 families. That’s 25 percent more than the year before. We expect that number will grow during Christmas 2013.

So why not get a head start?

The Salvation Army is now recruiting businesses that would like to host toy drives during the Christmas season. Of course, the toy drives can actually be held at any time during the year.

What is Angel Tree and why?
It’s a yearly Christmas toy drive where businesses collect toys on behalf of the Salvation Army. The toys are then given to families in need as part of The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop. The Toy Shop is an appointment only event where parents “shop” for gifts for their children for Christmas.

How can my business participate in Angel Tree?
Simple. The Salvation Army will bring collection boxes and tags to you. We’ll even pick them up when the boxes get full.

Tags?
Employees have the opportunity to choose an Angel tree Tag which represents a child/family in need. The employee can then shop for that child and place the gift (new and unwrapped) in the designated bin.

We’re changing the tags a little this year. To better serve the need in our community and ensure children of all ages are receiving age appropriate gifts, the tags will be a little more specific. Your business may be asked to collect gifts for boys ages 10 to 12 while another business collects gifts for girls ages zero to three.

How does my business sign up?
Just fill out the form below or contact Crissy Quenicht: [email protected]