Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree campaign to help families in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – For the 42nd year, the Salvation Army has launched its Angel Tree program to make sure families in need have a great holiday season.

Once again, WMBF News is partnering up with the Salvation Army, Harley Davidson and Seaside Furniture Gallery and Accents to make sure every angel gets what they want for Christmas.


Schools and social service agencies refer families to the Salvation Army to help with gifts for Christmas. The organization then gets the name of the child or special needs adults and a list of desired Christmas gifts.

This year, over 1,000 families have applied for Christmas toys and gift assistance. The families who have applied must decide whether to put food on the table or pay utilities instead of toys and gifts for their kids.

Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree campaign to help families in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Angel tags are printed for each child and placed on Salvation Army Angel Trees at several locations including the Harley Davidson location on South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach and Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach and also at Seaside Furniture Gallery in North Myrtle Beach.

Then generous donors select an angel and purchase gifts and return them to the Angel Tree by the given deadline on each tag.

The Salvation Army is encouraging people to Adopt an Angel at the following locations:

Many of the tags give a Dec. 15 deadline to drop off the gifts and Angel Tree tags.

The gifts are then taken to a Salvation Army Distribution Center and the families can pick up their gifts seven days before Christmas Eve.

If you can’t go to a local store or organization to pick out your Angel, you can also go online and Adopt an Angel or donate online.

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