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Angel Tree Program

The joy of giving.

Since 1889, The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has provided Christmas assistance for disadvantaged children and seniors in our community. Last year alone, thanks to the support of the Greater Houston region, over 23,000 individuals were positively impacted by The Salvation Army during the Christmas holiday season, in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Our Angel Tree Program is one of the largest and longest-standing holiday gift-giving initiatives in the local region.


What is The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program?

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program provides Christmas assistance for disadvantaged children and senior citizens in the greater Houston area. Through the Angel Tree program, donors can become personally involved because they are able to choose a specific child or senior to help. Once a child or senior has been registered as an “Angel,”  The Salvation Army makes a promise that we will provide Christmas for that individual. The promise includes a variety of gifts for each child or senior.

In order to accomplish this, The Salvation Army depends on the generosity of individual donors, corporations and organizations. Last year, through the Corporate Angel Tree program alone, we were able to fulfill the gift requests of over 10,000 Angels because of the commitment of 165 companies and organizations who participated.  The remaining Angels were adopted from our Mall Angel Trees and also filled by volunteers at our Santa's Secret Warehouse (stocked by senior and toy drives held throughout the city). In total,we were able to provide gifts to over 20,000 children and seniors in Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend counties in 2013.


How does someone become a Salvation Army Angel?

Families in need can sign up for assistance at one of seven Salvation Army registration locations. They must meet the federa minimum poverty guidelines to qualify. We serve children ranging in age from infants to 12 years old and seniors that are 62 and older. The Salvation Army maintains the confidentialit yof all program recipient.


How does it work?

Once Angels have been registered, Angel “tags” or ornaments are printed with that Angel's name, age, gender, gift requests and a code number. Companies and organizations can participate in our Corporate Angel Tree program and adopt Angels to hang on a tree at their workplace, school or church. You can also visit one of six Houston area shopping malls and adopt a child or senior from one of our Mall Angel Trees. After the Angels' gifts have been purchased, they are returned to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by their unique code numbers and distribute dto the families.


How do I sign up to host an Angel Tree?

If you would like to host an Angel Tree at your workplace, school or church, simply fill out a Corporate Angel Tree registration form and turn it in by Friday, October 24.



On the form, you can indicate how many Angels you would like to adopt and also select one of four training sessions available for you to attend. Once you have registered and receive your Angel Tree toolkit complete with your Angel tags, you will be ready to start your program.
Some suggested ideas for displaying your Angels are:
  • •Hang Angels on your organization's Christmas tree.
  • •Use garland to outline the shape of a Christmas tree and attach the Angels
  • •Use a bulletin board in your office or break room to display the Angels

Interested in hosting a toy or senior drive?

You can setup a Toy or Senior Drive at your school, workplace, church, organization, or with your friends and family. If you are interested in organizing a Toy or Senior Drive, please call us at 832-201-8018 or e-mail Carmen_Zermeno@uss.salvationarmy.org.


Want to learn about our Christmas Volunteer Opportunities?

Download our Christmas Volunteer Brochure Here.


Have more questions?

For Frequently Asked Questions please Click Here . ¿Tiene preguntas sobre el programa de "Angel Tree"? En Español.


For more information please contact...
Carmen Zermeno
Volunteer Coordinator
832-201-8018
Carmen_Zermeno@uss.salvationarmy.org