Salvation Army of Wake County's Angel Tree program returns
Posted October 20, 2020 5:10 a.m. EDT
The Salvation Army of Wake County's Angel Tree program, which provides new clothes and gifts for families in need, is underway.
According to organizers, more than 7,700 children registered this year. People can choose an angel on the Salvation Army's website or pick one from a tree starting Nov. 6.
Due to COVID-19, the angel tree program has started early this year as part of the Salvation Army's Rescue Christmas campaign, which acknowledges the need is greater this year because of the pandemic.
Angel trees can be found Nov. 6 through Dec. 11 at Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley Mall and other locations.
On each tree are printed angels that have the name, age, and gift suggestions for a child “angel” registered in the program. The angels are between ages 0-12, and event organizers screen families that request their children be represented.
You can drop off new children's clothing and completed angels at the Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope at 1863 Capital Boulevard.
Hours are Monday - Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. All items are due back Dec. 11.