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Online Adoptions Available! Deadline Nears as Thousands of Salvation Army Angels Need Adoption

The final day to go online, adopt and return gifts is Dec. 7

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This week is the final, big push for adoptions in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The deadline to go online and adopt an angel and return gifts is Monday, Dec. 7.

Friday morning, cars lined up at NorthPark Center to drop off gifts for Angel Tree recipients. It was the first of two days where people can drop off at participating malls.

"Each of these red bags represents an individual child that will wake up Christmas morning to a Christmas present because of their generosity," Salvation Army Major Bethany Hawks said.

As of Saturday night, 3,000 angels were in need of adoption this year in order to provide Christmas to children, seniors and special needs adults across North Texas.

"I have to admit, I'm a little anxious about it," Hawks said. "You know we had no idea that we would have this many angels left to be adopted."

The need has only been compounded because of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which increased need financially, physically and emotionally.

"Life is not normal right now for anybody, for any age, any stage you're in," Hawks said. "So receiving a Christmas gift gives a child a sense of normalcy Christmas morning."

The Salvation Army is extending its deadline to adopt an angel this holiday season. NBC 5’s Noelle Walker explains why.

The final day to adopt an Angel and drop off gifts is Monday, Dec. 7. Monday's drop-offs are at Salvation Army centers in Dallas and Fort Worth only.

Monday marks a big push for adoptions in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The last day to go online and adopt is Tuesday.

Drive-Thru, Contactless Gift Drop-Off Locations

The Salvation Army has implemented socially distanced, contactless, drive-thru drop off for donors to return their Angel Tree gifts. Donors can put their gifts in their trunks and volunteers and staff, equipped with PPE, will remove the gifts without anyone leaving their car. 

Thursday, Dec. 3

AT&T Stadium: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Star in Frisco.: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Seven participating malls:

  • NorthPark Center
  • Galleria Dallas
  • The Shops at Willow Bend
  • Golden Triangle Mall
  • Hulen Mall
  • Northeast Mall
  • The Parks at Arlington

In-Person Gift Returns With Strict COVID-19 Protocols Observed

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
Nov. 30 – Dec. 7
9216 Harry Hines Boulevard

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
Nov. 30 – Dec. 7
229 East Felix Street
Fort Worth

NBC 5 is a proud media sponsor of the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Adopt an Angel ONLINE today from The Salvation Army Angel Tree at

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