TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Tupelo Salvation Army kicked off its Angel Tree program at the Mall at Barnes Crossing.
Officials say this year, children in need of help for the holidays goes all the way to the age of 12.
Angels can be picked up at the angel tree in the food court of the mall.
People can adopt a name from the tree and return gifts by December 8th.
This way the children have them by Christmas morning.
"As an adult, you get nothing for Christmas, you know it's because funds were short. Children don't think about that. Children think they did something wrong - that Santa thought they were on the bad list. So that's the reason we try to get the community to help us," Susan Gilbert, social services coordinator said.
The Salvation Army will receive, sort and organize the gifts which will be distributed to the parents