The Salvation Army has extended the deadline to make sure North Texas children and seniors have gifts for Christmas.
As of Friday, there were still 2,845 families hoping to be adopted as a part of the annual Angel Tree campaign.
The mall campaign was scheduled to end Dec. 6, but the deadline was extended. Angels can still be adopted online at dfwangeltree.org. Gifts for online angels must be dropped off by Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Christmas Center -- 9216 Harry Hines Boulevard in Dallas.
Almost 50,000 North Texas families signed up for the program this year.
“Medical issues or unemployment [or] anything out of the norm has put that family, that might be a part of the working poor, in a situation where they now have to decide if they are going to pay the rent or provide Christmas for their children,” Maj. Barbara Rich with the Salvation Army explained.
There are still 1,360 people who adopted a family and have not returned their promised gifts. You can drop off Angel Tree gifts at the following Salvation Army centers in Dallas and Fort Worth:
The Salvation Army Christmas Center 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas 75235
The Salvation Army Christmas Center 229 E. Felix Street Fort Worth 76115
The recipient families will receive anything from toys to needed items of clothing.
For information on how you can adopt an angel online, CLICK HERE.