The Salvation Army Angel Tree Kick-Off

There are thousands of angels needing your help this season and today is the first opportunity to select one. Angels are available at over twenty locations across Tyler (see list below) from Wal-Mart to On the Border. All new and unwrapped angel tree gifts must be returned to an angel tree location or The Salvation Army by December 10th. This year angels may also be selected online through JCPenney at angel.jcpenney.com. This is a great program because gifts can be selected and shipped directly to The Salvation Army at no additional charge. The Salvation Army is so grateful for this wonderful partnership with JCPenney which allows for even more people to join in and contribute to this cause which is so necessary and good. A big thank you goes to the Pollard United Methodist Church and Ed King with Chick-Fil-A who have graciously provided over 300 bicycles for the angel tree recipients. In addition to these groups we are thankful for the many volunteers who year after year make this program a priority in their lives and work together to organize and make it happen. Without their commitment and work, thousands of low-income children and elderly would go without the joyous memory of opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning.

After a year of financial struggle and a particularly draining summer for so many East Texans, more and more families have realized their inability to provide Christmas gifts for their children this Christmas. This is an emotionally difficult realization for parents as they think of the disappointment their child will face on Christmas morning and ridicule at school when their child is asked what they “got for Christmas”. This is an added stress that no parent should have to face—especially when already facing the stress of the struggle to make ends meet. These parents may feel that their situation is hopeless, but, thankfully, there is hope for these families this Christmas! This is where the community is called to step up and embrace these families by providing the gifts low-income parents and guardians wish they could afford to give their children but simply cannot.

Angel Tree is a great way the community can be directly involved in helping their neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet and provide Christmas gifts for their children. We have complete faith in the generosity of the Tyler community to rise to meet this need as it always has in the past. We cannot continue to provide hope without the support of the Tyler community through financial donations and in-kind donations. Help us provide hope this Christmas season as we ensure the excitement of Christmas day for hundreds of low-income families. Visit www.salvationarmytyler.org to donate or call 903-592-4361 for more information on how you can help. Thank you for the wonderful support and generosity the Tyler community is always willing to provide and share. Without you we could do nothing!

2010 Angel Tree Locations
• Hideaway Lake Clubhouse- 101 Hideaway Lane, Hideaway, TX 75771
• Wal-Mart Supercenter- 6801 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703
• Austin Bank of Whitehouse- 100 Horton, Whitehouse, TX 75791
• Trane A/C Company- 6200 Troup Hwy, Tyler, TX 75791
• TJC Student Activities Rogers Student Center- 1400 Fifth St., Tyler, TX 75701
• Regions Bank- (various locations) 100 E. Ferguson ,Tyler, TX 75701
• Wal-Mart #1022- 3820 Hwy. 64 West, Tyler, TX 75704
• Suddenlink- 3015 SSE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
• Harvest Church Int.- 3034 McDonald Rd., Tyler, TX 75701
• UT Tyler- 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701
• UT Tyler (HPC building, 3rd floor)- 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701
• TK Gorman- 1405 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
• The Cascades- 4511 Briarwood Dr., Tyler, TX 75703
• All Saints Episcopal School- 2695 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75709
• Biolife Plasma Services- 1827 W. Gentry Pkwy. Tyler, TX 75702
• First Bank & Trust- 2211 Three Lakes Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75703
• Rose Heights Church of God- 2120 Old Omen Rd., Tyler, TX 75701
• On the Border- 4301 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75703
• Texas Bank & Trust- 6530 S. Broadway ,Tyler, TX 75703
• Woodcreek Athletic Club- 6110 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703
• Broadway Square Mall- 4601 S Broadway, Tyler TX 75703

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