With Christmas just around the corner, The Salvation Army is hard at work making sure that the children who are in the most need in our community have something waiting for them under the tree on Christmas Day. The Angel Tree program is helping match kids in need with generous donors who are ready, willing and able to “adopt” them for the holidays and make Christmas extra joyful this year.
On November 21, Angel Trees popped up at Castleton Square Mall and Greenwood Park Mall, ready for shoppers looking for a way to give back in a special way. The paper angels hanging from each tree represent real “Angels,” and each tag includes the child’s clothing and shoe sizes, special wants (like toys or games), and real needs (like a warm coat or shoes).
Though the Angel Trees are only up on Saturdays and Sundays, there is still plenty of time left to make a miracle happen for a child right here in central Indiana. Angels can be adopted at our adoption stations, located in each mall next to the Macy’s entrances, until December 13. As a special bonus, an Angel Tree will be placed in Circle Center Mall for one day only, Saturday, December 5, giving downtown shoppers a chance to participate.
Shopping for an Angel is a great way for parents to teach children about giving back and instill a sense of gratitude for all they have in their lives. Groups are also welcome to adopt multiple Angels as a community service project, as are local businesses and oganizations.