Deadline for Salvation Army angel trees approaching
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN)—The deadline for the Salvation Army of Grayson County's annual angel tree program is quickly approaching.
The program makes sure children in need across north Texas receive a gift for Christmas.
"Giving gifts is just something that's small and simple and yet profound for children," Lt. Amanda Cain of the Salvation Army said. "It's going to impact them for a lifetime, and just knowing that makes me smile."
Each slip of paper on the tree has a child's name, interests, and Christmas wish.
"So if you're willing to adopt one of our angels, you just take the tag off of the tree, go shopping for that child, and then leave the bags in our collection bin," Cain said.
This year, the Salvation Army of Grayson County is supporting 372 families, for a total of over 900 children, their largest number to date.
"A lot of people need this program because maybe they missed some work this last year, or maybe their cost of living has gone up little bit," Cain said.
Trees are set up at the Walmarts in Sherman and Denison, and at Sherman's Old Navy. The deadline to drop off gifts is Friday, Dec. 15.