The deadline to contribute to the Salvation Army of Lufkin and Nacogdoches annual Angel Tree program has been extended. Many East Texans have stepped forward to help children in this area receive gifts for Christmas. The goal is to make sure that every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning, but more gifts and/or funds are needed.

“Our community of donors, partners and volunteers is what keeps The Salvation Army Angel Tree program alive year after year,” said Captain Jenifer Philips of The Salvation Army of Lufkin. “Your kindness ensures...that parents don’t have to decide between paying bills or buying toys for their children.”

The Salvation Army works with community partners and donors to ensure that every child in the Angel Tree program receives gifts to open on Christmas morning. Community toy drives and purchasing toys help supplement the Toy Shop, where volunteers shop for toys at The Salvation Army Christmas warehouse to fulfill the wishes of unadopted angels.

“We are thankful for the numerous companies and individuals who make the Angel Tree a tradition at Christmastime,” said Captain Philips. “Donors, businesses and volunteers help create a lifetime of memories for children in need through The Salvation Army Angel Tree.”

The Salvation Army of Lufkin would like to thank Trent Ashby who has stepped forward with a $5,000 donation to the Angel Tree Program. The donation will also help The Salvation Army’s Community Christmas Event on December 21.

For more information about returning Angel Tree gifts or current volunteer opportunities, please click here or call The Salvation Army at 936-634-5132.

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