The true impact of the Great Recession is tough to measure. Americans have lost money, jobs and homes. Our families and friends may have fallen on hard times. Some who had little to begin with now have less and are working harder everyday to make it to tomorrow.
These same families who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors.
Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need.
Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.