The Salvation Army Angel Tree in Austin

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Have you been wanting to adopt an angel but just haven’t had the chance to do the shopping? Even during this busy time of year, you can still make dreams come true for a child in need. When you make a donation to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, the Salvation Army will do all the shopping for your angel for you. So you get the joy of giving, even if you’re pressed for time.

The Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance to families in need in Travis and Williamson Counties. Through The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need during the holiday season. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. Through Angel Tree, thousands of local children will find gifts waiting under their Christmas trees.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need through the support of donors like you. Found in local malls, companies and churches, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of gifts. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

How You Can Help

Donate now to help us provide gifts for up to 7,000 children in the Austin area this year.

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All Online Angels and Angels at the malls have been adopted.

Donate now and we will do the shopping for you.

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Once a child has been registered as an “Angel,” The Salvation Army makes a promise to provide Christmas for that child. This promise includes a variety of gifts for each child. In order to accomplish this, The Salvation Army depends on the generosity of individual donors, corporations and organizations. Last year, hundreds of companies, organizations and individuals helped fulfill the gift requests of more than 6,000 local children who would otherwise have not had gifts at Christmas.

Majic 95.5 Radiothon

Thank you to everyone who called in to donate during the Angel Tree Radiothon on Friday, December 9, 2016.  Majic 95.5 talent were on site to share moving local stories of those helped by The Salvation Army.  With the generous help of donors and the support of our friends at Majic 95.5, The Salvation Army Angel Tree will assist up to 7,000 people this holiday season in Travis and Williamson counties.


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The Angel Tree mall drop-off locations are now closed.
Please deliver gifts to the Christmas Cheer Center located at
6510 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX  78745.
The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
For further assistance please contact (512) 445-2003.

How does it work?

Once Angels have been registered, Angel “tags” or ornaments are printed with that Angel’s name, age, gender, gift requests and a code number. Companies and organizations can participate in our Corporate Angel Tree program and adopt Angels to hang on a tree at their workplace, school or church. You can also visit one of three Austin area shopping malls and adopt a child from one of our Mall Angel Trees. After the Angel’s gifts have been purchased, they are returned to The Salvation Army where they are sorted by their unique code numbers and distributed to the families.

You may also call (512) 605-1410 now
to donate to the Angel Tree program.

Please leave a message if no one answers, and we will get back to you shortly.

Angel Tree FAQ’s

Return Gift Process

The Angel Tree mall drop-off locations are now closed.  Please deliver gifts to the Christmas Cheer Center located at 6510 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX  78745.  The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For further assistance please contact (512) 445-2003.

Volunteer at the Christmas Cheer Center

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We would like to give a special thank you to our Online Angel Tree sponsor:

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Questions? Email us at AngelTreeAustin@USS.SalvationArmy.org and let us know how we can help.

Angel Tree registration for families seeking help has ended, but please call 2-1-1 to find other Christmas resources in our community.