Each year in October, The Salvation Army opens the application process for its Angel Tree program. This program provides gifts of toys and clothing to over 1,200 families in central Arkansas. This program is open to any family living within our service area (including Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline, and White Counties).
Applicants need to bring the following document with them in order to apply:
- A current Picture ID
- Social Security Card for every member in the household (W-7 for immigrants)
- Proof of address such as a lease or utility bill
- Birth certificates for all children
- Proof of income/expenses
- If you have unemployment or food stamp verification (letter)
Once the child has been accepted, his/her name will go on an Angel Tree at Park Plaza Mall, McCain Mall and local Wal-Mart stores. Shoppers will then have the opportunity to brighten a child’s holiday by purchasing a gift for them starting in November.
NOTE: The application process for the Angel Tree lasts only for two weeks in October. No applications will be accepted after the deadline has passed. If you apply for Angel Tree assistance, you will be responsible for picking up your child’s gifts at the Christmas distribution center. Your gifts will not be delivered to you. Please make transportation plans in advance. The Salvation Army coordinates efforts with other agencies providing Christmas assistance. If your family registers to receive Christmas gifts from another agency, you will be dropped from the Angel Tree program to ensure that our program is serving families in the most need.