Salvation Army opens Angel Tree Program for families during the holidays

Bowling Green, KY (WBKO) --- Christmas season is right around the corner.

The Salvation Army of Bowling Green opened the annual Angel Tree Project Saturday to help buy Christmas presents for families in need.

The Angel Tree Project has been going on since 1979.

A child's name, age, their need, their wish, and their clothing size all are written on an angel placed on the Christmas tree set up in the center of the Greenwood Mall.

Shoppers pick out an angel, shop for the child, and bring the gifts back to the Salvation Army so the parents can pick up the gifts for their children before Christmas.

This is an anonymous way to help children have a good Christmas.

"We really want to make sure that all the parents who've come to ask for assistance, that their needs are met for their children. We want to make sure that all the children get adopted so that they can have a nice Christmas," said Major Sandra Story, Director of Salvation Army, Bowling Green.

This year, there are 936 angels of families who need help.

The Salvation Army will have angels out until Dec. 10th.
You can choose one off the tree Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 - 6 p.m.

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