More donations sought for Angel Tree
A local nonprofit is seeking the community's help in fulfilling the Christmas wishes of children and older adults in need.
Leaders with the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command said more than 300 "angels" still need to be adopted for Christmas.
Each angel tag on the Angel Trees at Penn Square Mall and Quail Springs Mall represents a child or older adult who will be forgotten this holiday without the public's aid. Community members may "adopt" one of these individuals by purchasing holiday gifts listed on their angel tag.
Deadline to turn the gifts in to the Angel Tree program is Tuesday.
The gifts purchased for the children and seniors on the Angel Tree are often the only Christmas gifts they receive, said Maj. Susan Ellis, area commander of the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.
"Even though our angels may never know where these gifts come from, the feeling they get on Christmas morning when they open their gifts will stay with them forever,” Ellis said.
"We ask for the community’s help to ensure no angel is forgotten this holiday season. Let’s make their Christmas wishes come true.”
Ellis said Angel Tree families will begin receiving their gifts the week of Dec. 17.
For more information, call Kimmi Ray at 246-1126 or send an email to kimmi. [email protected]vationarmy. org.
Angel Tree tags hang on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City in this 2011 photo.