Adopt a Local Angel

Between November 9  – December 15, you can stop by North Star Mall, South Park Mall, and Ingram Park Mall.

The process is simple:

1. Visit our Angel Tree tables at North Star Mall, South Park Mall, and Ingram Park Mall.
2. Pick an Angel(s) off the tree. Everything the child needs/wants are on the tag.
3. Return your purchased items with your Angel tag back to the table at North Star Mall, South Park Mall, or Ingram Park Mall.
4. That’s it! You just made a difference for a child in our community.

Note: For tax purposes, keep the bottom portion of your angel tag and staple it to the receipt of the items you bought.

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Want to help, but can’t get to an Angel?

You can give online and your gifts will impact families in need right here in Bexar and Comal Counties.

Our Story

The Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 by Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmastime.

The program got its name because the Whites identified the wishes of local children by writing their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels. They placed the cards on a Christmas tree at the mall to allow shoppers to select children to help. More than 700 children had a brighter Christmas that first year.

Three years later, when the Whites were transferred to Nashville, Tennessee, Angel Tree was launched in the Music City. WSM radio, which airs the Grand Ol’ Opry, came on board that year as the first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the U.S.

Because of the on-air promotion on WSM in Nashville, as well as national publicity on CNN and the Larry King Show, news of Angel Tree spread across the country. Today, Angel Tree’s are available at Salvation Army’s across the nation.