Angel Tree

Deadline to Drop Off Angel Tree Gifts Is Today

Unwrapped items must be dropped off at the Salvation Army’s drop-off centers in Dallas and Fort Worth

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If you didn't turn in your Salvation Army Angel Tree gifts Monday, you have another chance on Tuesday, December 8. The Salvation Army extended the drop off deadline to allow those who couldn't make it in by Monday's original deadline.

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

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
Nov. 30 – Dec. 8
9216 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas 

The Salvation Army Christmas Center
Nov. 30 – Dec. 8
229 East Felix St., Fort Worth 

The Salvation Army helped Kristy Henry get back on her feet. This year, she’s paying her blessings forward by adopting angels from the Angel Tree who are still waiting for gifts.

On Monday, the centers were busy accepting gifts to begin the sorting process this week.

"Any time you're involved in anything where you're doing some good for someone else... there are unseen benefits that come back to you for doing that," Salvation Army volunteer Karen Moore said.

The need this year was greater than ever, resulting in the deadline being extended to adopt angels and buy gifts as well.

“In the midst of 2020, people are so generous and people want to spread that hope. People want to feel connected to something other than the four walls they see every day,” Salvation Army Ma.r Bethany Hawks said. “We do have reserved toys. This year, we chose to put ‘forgotten’ angels at the mall and so some of those forgotten angels, we’ll be able to fill some of the bags of angels that maybe only came back with one toy or maybe didn’t come back at all."

There are only a few hours left to drop off items for this year’s Angel Tree through the Salvation Army of North Texas. NBC 5’s Lili Zheng reports how the organization considers the upcoming week as “crunch time” for serving the community.

Hawks added, the ongoing pandemic has meant fewer volunteers.

“We are really in need of volunteers this season both in Angel Tree and our kettles. I don’t know how many times I’ve passed a kettle stand, that we’ve not had people at because we do not have the volunteers this year,” she said.

The Salvation is looking for volunteers to help assist in Angel Tree gift sorting an organization at its Dallas location at 9216 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75235 These are the shifts and numbers needed:

Tuesday, December 8 - 9 am - 12 pm – 67 Volunteers Needed 

Tuesday, December 8 - 1 pm - 4 pm – 74 Volunteers Needed 

Tuesday, December 5 - 8 pm - 4 pm – 75 Volunteers Needed 

Wednesday, December 9 - 9 am - 12 pm – 42 Volunteers Needed 

Wednesday, December 9 - 1 pm - 4 pm – 49 Volunteers Needed 

Wednesday, December 9 - 5 pm - 8 pm – 75 Volunteers Needed 

Thursday, December 10 - 9 am - 12 pm – 66 Volunteers Needed 

Thursday, December 10 - 1 pm - 4 pm – 35 Volunteers Needed 

Friday, December 11 - 9 am - 12 pm – 69 Volunteers Needed 

Friday, December 11 - 1 pm - 4 pm – 60 Volunteers Needed 

Friday, December 11 - 5 pm - 8 pm – 75 Volunteers Needed

Financial contributions can also be made to Angel Tree at the Salvation Army North Texas website.

NBC 5 is a proud media sponsor of the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

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