Salvation Army In Need, Extends Angel Tree Deadline
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Salvation Army reports Friday nearly 300 angel tags have not yet been adopted off its annual Christmas trees at Penn Square and Quail Springs Malls.
In an effort to collect more gifts for children in need, the Salvation Army is extending its deadline to adopt angels or return gifts for already-adopted angels.
The new deadline is now Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. The Salvation Army says the gifts purchased for the children and seniors on the Angel Tree are often the only Christmas gifts they receive.
“Even though our Angels may never know where these gifts come from, the feeling they get on Christmas morning when they open their gifts will stay with them forever,” said Major Charlotte Gargis, associate area commander of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma. “Once again we ask for the community’s help to make Christmas bright for families in need so no child or senior is forgotten.”
On average, 15 to 20 percent of Angels are not returned because they are lost or forgotten. The Salvation Army is in need of new clothing items and new, unwrapped toys to fill forgotten Angels, ages 6-14, this Christmas.
Toy and clothing donations may be brought to the mall Angel Trees or Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73149, until December 17 at 4 p.m. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Workshop is located on the east side of the mall, in the space formerly occupied by Montgomery Wards.
For questions on how you can help ensure no child is forgotten this Christmas, please contact Major Gargis at 405-246-1113.