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Volunteers still needed for Angel Tree gift distribution

The Salvation Army is still in need of people to help hand out gifts purchased for the children who were adopted through the Angel Tree program.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Salvation Army is helping 5,000 Hoosier children get Christmas gifts this year through its Angel Tree program, and the organization still needs help handing out presents.  

Each of the 5,000 children, ages newborn to 12 years old, and their wish lists on the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" have been adopted. 

But you can still help out by signing up to hand out presents on distribution day at the Fountain Square and Eagle Creek locations. Click here to sign up to to volunteer at Eagle Creek, and here to help out in Fountain Square.

Salvation Army of Indiana reports that there are people on the list this year that were donating last year.

You can find the trees at the following locations:

  • The Angel Tree at the Indiana Historical Society is right in the Welcome Center. 
  • Angel Trees are set up at three malls: Castleton Square, the Fashion Mall, and Greenwood Park. 
  • 23 Indianapolis area Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are also hosting Angel Trees with QR code tags and collection bins. All of the participating locations are listed on the Angel Tree page here.

You can also help out on the Salvation Army website here

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Once you've decided to take part, here's how it works:

  • Choose your drop off location (west side at the Salvation Army's Eagle Creek location or east side at the Fountain Square location) and click the EAST or WEST buttons to go to the adoption site.
  • Create a simple profile with your email address, a log in, and contact information. You’ll receive an email with all your log in info in case you need to revisit the adoption site.
  • Click “Adopt an Angel”
  • Choose an Angel from the selection provided or view a list of kids that fit the age/gender you’d like to shop for.
  • When you find the perfect Angel, click “Adopt this Angel.” You can keep adopting until you have as many as you’d like! Your Angel’s shopping list will be emailed to you, but it can also be printed off by clicking “Printable List.”
  • Go shopping!!
  • Return your gifts to the designated drop off location by December 5!

To learn more about the Angel Tree program, including donation and volunteer opportunities, click here.

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