Winter

Be An Angel This Holiday Season

When you are out and about starting your holiday shopping, perhaps put an extra present or two on the list to help a child in need.

Angel Tree, an assistance program of the Salvation Army of Central Maryland, provides an opportunity for your family to be an angel to a local child, making the holidays just a little brighter.

“Some parents have to sacrifice paying for essentials such as food, rent, and utility bills in order to provide their kids with Christmas gifts,” shares Janeed Johnally, communications director for the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. ”Providing gifts of new clothing and toys for an “angel,” enables that child to experience the joys of Christmas cheer, despite their family’s financial circumstances.”

Angel Tree AdvertisementThanks to the generosity of individuals, families and businesses throughout Maryland, Angel Tree provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children, who may not enjoy the holidays otherwise. The organization collects a child’s name, age (up to 12 years old), gender, clothing size and any special needs then writes them on paper angels.

The angels are placed on Christmas trees at area malls throughout Maryland, allowing shoppers to pick an angel and then purchase new age- and gender-appropriate toys, clothing, and/or special needs items as listed on the coded section of the tag. Donors then return the unwrapped gifts with the coded section of the tag attached to the item to the designated location at the mall.

If a mall is not on your holiday shopping to-do list, you can also participate online. You simply fill out an online form, choosing a child based on gender and age. Then print your angel tree tag at home. After purchasing the gift or gifts, bring your tagged and unwrapped gifts to the drop-off location you selected on the form. Bags and labels will be available when you get there. To ensure the gifts are delivered in time for the holidays, please be sure to return gifts by the final drop-off date indicated online.

Angel Tree Locations and Dates:

Northern Anne Arundel County (Nov 23 – Dec 15)

Marley Station Mall

Southern Anne Arundel County (Nov 3 – Dec 7)

Westfield Annapolis Mall

Plow & Hearth

Snip-Its

Baltimore City/County (Nov 12 – Dec 15)

White Marsh Mall

Towson Town Center

Hunt Valley Towne Centre
At Plow & Hearth

The Shops at Kenilworth

Carroll County (Nov 9 – Dec 10)

The Town Mall

Howard County (Nov 23 – Dec 8)

The Mall in Columbia

 

 

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