The Salvation Army Angel Tree program for children, ages 0-18, has been helping local low-income families since the charity began serving Omaha 125 years ago. The holiday toy program relies entirely on the generosity of the community. Last year, the Angel Tree program provided toys for more than 6,000 children in the metro.
Donors can pick a slip of paper with a child’s age, gender and wish list from Salvation Army Angel Trees. New toys that are purchased can be placed unwrapped at the trees, which can be found throughout the metro now through December 16. More than 130 local businesses are hosting Angel Trees this year, and two Angel Tree houses, refurbished by Boy Scout Troop 377 from Ralston, are located at Oak View and Westroads Malls.
Angel Tree donors provide the necessary resources for The Salvation Army’s Toyland Days, which will be held December 20, 21 and 23. Low-income families shop for their children during this annual toy distribution event. Toyland is held at The Salvation Army headquarters, 3612 Cuming Street, in the Lauritzen Auditorium.
For more information on the Angel Tree Program or if you or your business or organization would like to host an Angel Tree, please call Hanna Weeks at 402-598-6608.