What Is It?
A program that invites individual donors to provide Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children and seniors in the Houston area.
In November, choose a wish list from a disadvantaged child or senior, purchase items (average $60-70), and return them to the Angel Tree.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Flexible. Probably a few hours to choose items and deliver them (unwrapped) to the Angel Tree site.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
BUY GIFTS FOR CHILD OR SENIOR
Angel Trees are placed in area stores in early November. Each tree is hung with angel tags containing an recipient’s age, gender, clothing sizes, and gift wishes. You are invited to select a tag and purchase items for that child or senior based on the information on the tag, and return the gifts to the tree.
Gift recipients must meet income guidelines and must not be receiving aid from other Christmas programs.
The Greater Houston Salvation Army Angel Tree website is here.
SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE
Angel Trees are at several shopping malls throughout Houston, usually the Galleria, Willowbrook, Memorial City, Deer Park, and The Woodlands. Locations are posted on the Salvation Army site in early November. During the holiday season wish lists are also posted online.
Angel Tree Program Works Christmas Magic (4 minutes 40 seconds) (2014)