The Angel Tree Process


  1.  Social service agencies and schools refer families to The Salvation Army for help with Christmas.
  2. Participants are interviewed to verify that the family is truly in need. We obtain the name of each child or senior citizen in the family and a list of desired Christmas gifts.
  3. Angel tags are printed for each individual and placed on Salvation Army Angel Trees at area malls and in local corporations and organizations.
  4. Generous Donors select Angels, purchase gifts (at a suggested cost of less than $50 per gift), and return them to their sponsorship site or Mall Angel Tree.
  5. Upon their return, the gifts are taken to a Salvation Army Christmas Warehouse for inventory and sorting by hundreds of Volunteers.
  6. Beginning the second week of December, families will pick up their donated items at their local Salvation Army facility. Distributions occur throughout Atlanta during that week, providing parents with a sense of relief and calm during the stressful season.