The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has been bringing Christmas to area children and families since 1985 and provides a connection between those who can help and those who need help the most at Christmas. Businesses, corporations, churches and individual sponsors agree to adopt Angels for Christmas and provide gifts of new clothing, shoes and toys for needy area children. Eligible children are registered with The Salvation Army and then their information is compiled onto a tag that lists first name, gender, age, clothing size, shoe size and a Christmas wish. The completed angels are then returned to The Salvation Army ready to be distributed to families prior to Christmas.
There are two ways you can sign up to provide for one or more children:
1. There are tags on the Christmas tree in the Northex at church. The instructions are there- take a tag and write your name on the sheet next to the number of the child you have chosen. Be sure to take an instruction sheet.
2. Call Suzanne Boyer (254-493-2377) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you get signed up with a child and their wish lists. We will work with you on getting the gifts turned in.
Don’t wait- Gifts must be turned into the church by Tuesday, December 8.
Shopping for gifts
You can shop in-person at local stores or you can shop online.
You can deliver the gifts to church on Sunday or to the church on designated days. Check back as we update this page with days and hours.
If you want to shop online, please consider using the Amazon Smile program. Choose Christ Church as your designated charity and the church will receive a portion of the purchase. If you are buying online, you can deliver your gifts or you can have them shipped to us. Have the items mailed in care of Christ Church Angel Tree Program, Ami Hooper, 1701 N. 15th, Temple TX 76501. Send the items as a gift and on the gift card please designate the child’s ID number and information so we know who the items are for.
Do you have a question or need more information?
Contact Suzanne Boyer, email@example.com, 254-493-2377.
A gift suggestion…
We are so excited to be approaching the Christmas Season. One of the characteristics of Christmas is delight – and especially the delight of children. As you consider our Angel Tree Children this year, we want to offer an opportunity to spread delight to children and their parents and grandparents by adding a book: I AM EVERY GOOD THING (Derrick Barnes Author, Gordon C James Illustrator). It is a perfect way to send a message of affirmation – and it has received rave reviews from everyone in our sample audience. Amazon Price is $12.99 with a limit of 4…and the book can be purchased from other suppliers as well. Please consider adding this to your choices for Angel Tree – and we have other groups who can experience delight in receiving them as well. (You might even want to add this to your Christmas Gifts for special children on your own list.)