Thousands of Children Benefit From 2016 Angel Tree Program
By: Tiffani Jett, Public Relations & Marketing Manager
The Salvation Army of Orlando sponsors the annual Angel Tree program to provide holiday gifts for underprivileged children ages twelve and younger. Because of the community’s generosity, approximately 3,560 children received new toys, clothes, shoes, bicycles and other presents to open Christmas morning.
“The Angel Tree Program is an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate during the holidays,” said Major Ted Morris, the Area Commander. “Every year, The Salvation Army of Orlando provides Christmas assistance to families in Orange and Osceola Counties.”
WKMG News 6, Chick-fil-A of Central Florida, Mall at Millenia, I-Drive Business Improvement District, and Nick’s Family Diner sponsored the program. Additionally, more than 30 corporations in the Orlando-Kissimmee area assisted with the purchasing and distribution of items. To participate in the 2017 Angel Tree program or for more information, contact Tiffani Jett at Tiffani.Jett@uss.salvationarmy.org or 407-423-8581, Extension: 26458.
- To donate, please visit http://salvationarmyorlando.org/, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or contact your local Salvation Army office.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 96 years in the Orlando Area. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army across the United States each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://salvationarmyorlando.org/.