By: Chris Brunner
Residents who want to help brighten a family’s holiday can do so in Coral Springs through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
Angel Tree is a volunteer-driven program – with people from all over Broward County donating toys, time and expertise to thousands of children each year who otherwise would have no gifts to open during the holidays.
The donated gifts are given to parents a few days before Christmas and the child believes the gifts are from his parents or Santa Claus, which helps to preserve the magic of Christmas.
Each year, over 100 local corporations, churches and schools participate in the Angel Tree program by setting up trees for their employees, members and students to adopt an Angel. Many of those corporate employees also volunteer time to help with the toy sorting and distribution process.
They offer two ways to give: visit local retail locations and virtually online at Amazon.com.
Individuals/groups who want to brighten a family’s holiday can adopt Angels from special trees at Walmart, 6001 Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs. Unwrapped gifts may be delivered back to the Angel Tree location by Friday, Dec.14.