The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program began in Lynchburg, Virginia. By 1982, only three years after the launch of the first initiative which gave Christmas presents and necessities to about 700 needy children and elderly folks, Angel Tree had spread across the country.
In Indiana, the program’s need for help is greater than ever before.
This program relies on the selfless giving and support of the community to bring joy and happiness to those less fortunate during the holiday season. No child chooses to live in poverty and no senior ever expects to rely on the goodwill of others. The Angel Tree program provides clothing, special-needs gifts, and other wished-for items such as toys.
If you would like to adopt an angel this Christmas, you can locate Angel Trees in Bloomington at College Mall (near Old Navy), Old National Bank locations, Wal-Mart, and the Salvation Army (111 N. Rogers Street). Angel Trees are located in a variety of places throughout Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Merrillville, Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Evansville– you can visit the Indiana Salvation Army’s website for more information.
You can also find your angel online by clicking here to search in your Indiana area.