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‘A Blessing to Someone Else': Angel Tree Adoption and Donation Deadline is Today

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The Salvation Army is asking North Texans to embrace the spirit of giving as the deadline nears for this year's Angel Tree program.

The program, which NBC 5 sponsors, provides Christmas gifts to children, seniors and special needs adults across the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Adoptions are available online Monday, but all donations are due at drop-off locations below by 4 p.m.

For Kristy Henry, Christmas is being celebrated this year with a heart full of gratitude. The Salvation Army helped her get back on her feet after years of battling substance abuse and homelessness.  

“My heart was led to help someone else because I was blessed. So I wanted to be a blessing to someone else,” said Henry, who adopted from the Angel Tree. 

This year, she’s paying her blessings forward by adopting angels who are still waiting for gifts. 

“I have brothers, a lot of nieces and nephews, and I’m going to get them, but I’m going to get the Angel Tree first,” Henry said. 

With just one day left until the deadline, Henry is asking others to help. 

“All I have is a hope for the people that can give, and want to give, and however they do, that they just make a way,” she said.  

Major Bethany Hawks, area commander of the Salvation Army of North Texas, said she is grateful.

“I just want to thank all of North Texas for spreading the joy of Christmas, for giving back, and for stepping up,” Hawks said.

While there are still hundreds of angels that need to be adopted, the Salvation Army said they are concerned about getting gifts returned.

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Unwrapped items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday at the Salvation Army drop-off centers in Dallas and Fort Worth:

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
9216 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas 

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
229 East Felix St., Fort Worth 

To adopt an angel, visit the Salvation Army Angel Tree website. Financial contributions can also be made to Angel Tree at the Salvation Army North Texas website.

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