The Salvation Army “Angel Tree”

Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 9:49 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - “Angel Tree” is a program offered by The Salvation Army for families who may need assistance buying their kids a gift for under the Christmas tree.

Residents who need assistance can sign up online from October 1st through the 31st or in person on October 17th through the 20th at The Salvation Army.

Families can make a list of practical things their kids need, like clothes, shoes, and school supplies.

Each list is placed on an Angel on one of many Christmas trees across the community, giving other residents a chance to pick an Angel and help a local family in need this holiday season.

Major Raymond Pruitt said Lawton has been involved in the Angel Tree for 25 years now and its made a major impact on the community.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people, who have told me that ‘when I was a kid my Christmas came from the Salvation Army’ and we wouldn’t have had anything otherwise,” Pruitt said.

There are a couple of requirements to sign up for Angel tree:

- Picture I.D.

- Proof of residency

- Proof of income of everyone in the household

- Proof of major expenses such as rent, utilities, car payment, internet/phone bill, major credit cards, major medical bills

- Birth certificates for each child.

For more information call (580) 355-1802.