(KFSM) — As the holiday season draws nearer, it calls for the return of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
The program starts Wednesday (Nov. 18) at 18 locations in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas.
The Angel Tree program relies on community support to provide new clothing, toys and food for thousands of needy children in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Trees at the different locations are decorated with Angel Tags, which contain a child’s first name, age, gender and gift wishes.
Contributors can remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase the appropriate gifts for the child described on the tag. Then they can simply attach the tag to the gifts and return it to the location where they picked up the tag.
In addition to the gifts, the Salvation Army will also be providing food for each family in the program.
The Northwest Arkansas pickup locations are:
Northwest Arkansas Mall 4201 N. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville
Walmart 3919 N. Mall Ave. , Fayetteville
Walmart 2875 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville
Walmart 2004 S. Pleasant, Springdale
Walmart 2110 W. Walnut, Rogers
Walmart 4208 Pleasant Crossing, Rogers
Walmart 406 Sam Walton, Bentonville
Walmart 2901 Hwy 412 East, Siloam Springs
Walmart 157 Gary Hatfield Way, Huntsville