SAN ANTONIO – The Christmas bushes are adorned and the angels have been positioned, ready to be adopted for the vacations.
The Salvation Army is asking individuals to purchase garments and presents for kids and seniors this Christmas.
“We do it to provide joy for Christmas, for families that are low income, for families that struggle to make ends meet all year round,” Captain Ashley Robinett, the realm commander of Salvation Army San Antonio, mentioned. “It doesn’t matter that we know that Christmas is coming. When you live on a fixed budget, they struggle to make ends meet and they want to have joy in their home too, on Christmas.”
Robinett mentioned they hope to assist 4,500 kids, from infants to 12 years previous, and seniors this December that come from households that aren’t in a position to afford Christmas.
”They’re extraordinarily grateful on the times after they come and so they choose up the presents,” Robinett mentioned. “Sometimes, you know, they might be in tears over the amount of gifts that are given for their kids. This is a 100% donor-driven program.”
You can discover the Angel Tree program at native Walmart and Sams Club places, North Star Mall, Ingram Park Mall and South Park Mall, or by visiting salvationarmysatx.org.
The angels will embody the age of the child or senior, their clothes measurement and a few presents on their want record.
The Salvation Army requested donors to maintain the presents unwrapped, bag them up with the angel tag on them and return it to one among these places:
521 W. Elmira.
3802 SW Military.
2810 W Ashby.
“A lot of times we hear stories from like that from our donor sometimes that somebody who was a recipient of the Angel Tree program as a child and now they’re in a position where they’re able to give back,” Robinett mentioned. “And so they want to come and they want to take an angel off the tree because somebody helped them when they were a kid.”
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