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Make Christmas Brighter for a Child In Need Through

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

You can be an angel for a child living in poverty this holiday season
by participating in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Thousands of Tampa
area angels just like you are needed to “adopt” needy children by purchasing
new toys, gifts and clothing for them.

How you can be an angel:

– Host an Angel Tree
decorated with angel tag ornaments representing needy children. You tell us how
many needy children you’d like to “adopt” for Christmas, and we will provide
you with paper angels including each child’s first name, age, clothing &
shoe sizes, favorite color and gift ideas. Angel tags will be
available in late October.

 – Host a collection
drive for new toys and gifts for children ages 0-15

 – Donate funds to
help The Salvation Army purchase gifts for Forgotten Angels.

 – Volunteer at our
Holiday Toyshop to help prepare gifts for distribution to Angel Tree

Volunteer at the Angel Tree Holiday

Throughout the month of
December, The Salvation Army needs hundreds of volunteers on weekdays,
weeknights and Saturdays to organize Angel Tree gifts and prepare the Holiday
Toyshop. We also need volunteers each day to help distribute gifts to needy
families at our Holiday Toyshop, located at University Mall.

Large groups of volunteers
are needed to:

Prepare Gifts for Distribution

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-6 p.m. (10 volunteers are needed
    throughout the day)
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 – 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-6 p.m. (25 volunteers are needed
    throughout the day)
  • Dec. 5-9 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 volunteers are needed throughout the
  • Dec. 12-16 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (25 volunteers are needed throughout the

 Distribute Gifts to Needy Families

  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (100 volunteers needed all day)

To make arrangements for
your family, business, service club or group to volunteer at The Salvation
Army’s Holiday Toyshop, please contact:

Moira Hinson, Director of
Development, moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.
or Phone: 224-9119

Linda Zipkin, Community
Relations Coord., linda_zipkin@uss.salvationarmy.
or Phone: 224-9207

To order a supply
of angels:

Paper Angels are available
starting in November. Call or email us to learn more about the Angel Tree
program, and help make Christmas special for needy children. You can also pick
a paper angel from the ABC Action News Angel Tree, located in
the ABC Action News lobby at 4045 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, on weekdays
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can call ABC Action News at 813-354-2828.

Cheryl DeVars, cheryl_devars@uss.salvationarm


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