Angel Tree program looking for families to adopt a child this Christmas

Holiday News

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree is asking families to adopt a child in need this Christmas season.

“Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the county each year,” the Salvation Army’s website said.

When a child or older adult has been registered and accepted, their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in the community. Once gifts are donated, they are given to families to place under their Christmas tree.

Families or individuals who would like to adopt an Angel can do so by picking up a tag and dropping off gifts at one of the following locations:

  • Culvers at 6527 W. Jefferson Blvd
  • Friendly Fox at 4001 S. Wayne Ave
  • Macy’s at 4201 Coldwater Rd
  • Mike Thomas Associates at 9601 Coldwater Rd
  • Milan Center Feed & Grain Inc at 15402 Doty Rd
  • State Bank at 12832 Coldwater Rd
  • Walmart at 10105 Lima Rd
  • Walmart at 5311 Coldwater Rd
  • Walmart at 10420 Maysville Rd
  • Walmart at 1710 Apple Glen Blvd

For those wanting to adopt or shop online this holiday season, visit the following locations:

“Each child is a real child in our community who is hoping to receive a gift for Christmas,” the Salvation Army’s online Angel Tree Portal said. “As we are VERY early in our season, we currently only have those who have pre-registered (the bulk of our children are registered in mid-October.)”

Anyone with questions is asked to contact Timothy Smith at timothy.smith@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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