Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. For thousands of underprivileged children and seniors in the Knoxville Community, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides the magic of Christmas.
The Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.
Recipients are individually screened to verify need and determine they were not served by other holiday programs. Individual wish lists are provided to allow adopters the joys of personalized shopping and recipients the delight of dreams fulfilled.
Support an Angel this Christmas!
Angel Trees are located throughout the community from early November through mid-December. This year, Salvation Army Angels can be found at Knoxville-area, Alcoa and Maryville Walmart stores.
The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help sort, organize and distribute the gifts. Often times, employees and family members of the sponsoring organization help distribute their group’s gifts to their community. Community volunteer and service groups, church groups and retired senior volunteer programs often aid The Salvation Army during the holidays and throughout the year, but more volunteers are always needed. To volunteer, please contact Hannah Hankins at (865) 971-4937.
Share the Joy:
If you and your organization, church, business or club would like to sponsor an Angel Tree, please see the Angel Tree Adoption Information or contact Quinton Brockman at (865) 525-9401 ext. 129
Do you need help this year providing your children with gifts?
Registration takes place in mid-September each year. For exact dates, see our Angel Tree Registration FAQ.