Need Arrives Before Santa’s Sleigh: Salvation Army Launches Angel Tree Program in the Greater Chattanooga Area
While most of us associate the Christmas season with happy gatherings of family and friends, there are many whose holiday spirits are crushed by the harsh realities of simply making ends meet. This holiday season, The Salvation Army will bring hope to thousands of local families who need a helping hand.
Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for our Angel Tree Program. Through the generosity of our donors, the Angel Tree provides much needed clothing, toys and other crucial items to qualified participants. Registration will take place October 20-24 and October 27-31 for the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas. October 20 will be for seniors 60 and above only.
Time: 9 am – 6 pm. By appointment only in Cleveland.
Angel Tree applicants must bring the following to registration:
- Picture ID for all adults
- Birth certificates for each child
- Proof of income for everyone in household
- Food stamps award letter
- Families first award letter
- Proof of address
- Proof of all monthly expenses
Your information will be shared with the Local Christmas Assistance Clearing House. If you are receiving assistance from another agency or group, The Salvation Army will deny your application. No children will be allowed at registration. If you bring children, you will be asked to leave and come back later without children!
Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree program as well as our other seasonal efforts. The Tennessee Valley will begin to hear the bells and be able to adopt angels from their Angel Trees Saturday, November 8.
For more information, call 423-756-1023 or visit http://www.csarmy.org.