“Our Angel Tree distribution day is about so much more than just Christmas presents,” Major Andy Kelly, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties said. “As we help give a merry Christmas to children in need, we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and the joy of giving to others.”
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, The Salvation Army distributed Christmas gifts to more than 1,600 children at the Greenville Convention Center. These gifts were distributed as part of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
The distribution is the final step of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which allows eligible families to qualify for Christmas toy assistance. The Angel Tree families pulled their vehicles up to the warehouse, where 30 local volunteers filled their cars with the donations.
Local individuals and organizations adopted and filled Angel Tree tags, which allowed The Salvation Army of Greenville to help 650 families in the Upstate. Nationally, The Salvation Army will serve over 1 million children through Angel Tree.