Every holiday season, The Salvation Army Austin Area Command provides Christmas assistance to more than 8,000 children through our Angel Tree Program. When assistance is needed, parents/guardians apply for their child to become an “angel” and get adopted by the community. Our Angel Tree partners bring joy to thousands of children every Christmas morning.
OVERVIEW OF ANGEL TREE PROGRAM
Adopt: Angel Tree Adoptions NOW OPEN! The Salvation Army leverages hundreds of corporations, organizations, and individuals to adopt angels every November. To fulfill adoptions, partners are given a child’s first name, interests, and clothing sizes. Partners purchase new toys and clothing for their angel and drop off gifts in early December. You can adopt an angel online by clicking the buttons below, or visit us in-person at Barton Creek Square or Lakeline Mall.
Adopt 10 or More Angels
Adopt 9 or Less Angels
***Click HERE to view a list of drop-off locations!***
Volunteer: From October to late-December, staff and volunteers work thousands of hours at our warehouse in South Austin. Volunteers sort, organize, and inventory Christmas gifts. Group and individual shifts are available as well as several workday shifts and some evening and weekend shifts.
- Preparation (Oct. 17 - Dec. 12): Volunteers are needed to help prepare and organize Angel Tree gifts.
- Distribution (Dec. 13 - 17): Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution of presents to our Angel Tree clients. During distribution, Spanish speaking volunteers are highly encouraged – although everyone is welcome.
- Wrap-Up (Dec. 19 - 30): Volunteers are needed to help inventory and pack up our Christmas warehouse. Check back in November to register for wrap-up shifts.
Donate: Don't have time to shop at a store but still want to participate? You can order toys online through our Walmart and Amazon wish lists, and they will be shipped straight to us! Additionally, you can make a monetary donation that will ensure no child is forgotten this Christmas.
Amazon Angel Wish List Amazon Angel Needs List
Walmart Registry for Good Monetary Donation
Apply: Online applications closed Monday, October 31. If you submitted a complete application before 10/31, we are continuing to process your application. You should receive a confirmation email with a pick up appointment soon. If you did not apply before the deadline, please call 2-1-1 for open programs in the community.
Aplicar: La solicitud en línea se cerró el lunes 31 de octubre. Si envió una solicitud completa antes del 31 de octubre, continuaremos procesando su solicitud. Pronto recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con una cita. Si no aplicó antes de la fecha límite, llame al 2-1-1 para conocer los programas abiertos en la comunidad.