CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Salvation Army in Corinth is needing help with its Angel Tree program for 2020.
The Angel Tree is an annual program. When a person takes an angel from the tree, it’s called “adopting” the angel. The person is supposed to buy the item written on the angel and bring it back for a child for Christmas.
“Coats, shoes, those are such important things for our little angel tree babies,” Miles said.
After meeting clothing needs, Miles said she’s asking people to consider including one or two toys. That way the kids get more than just their base needs met.
“...And then still be able to have a couple of toys under the tree to open on Christmas morning,” Miles said.
However, the original deadline for people to bring their gifts passed. It was on December 15th.
As of that day, Miles said they still had 40 angels out. These either got adopted and weren’t brought back, or weren’t adopted at all.
As of the 16th, she said they still have 10 angels on the tree waiting for adoption.
Miles told WTVA on the 16th that Corinth’s Salvation Army had several people come to help that day with angel tree items.
“Our deadline has got to be this Friday at noon so that we can get those children processed out and be ready to give their presents out next week, the week of Christmas,” Miles said.
If anyone wants to adopt an angel from the tree, Miles said they don’t even have to come in; they can call and adopt over the phone.