The Salvation Army Western PA Division Transitions to Angel Tree Program to Provide Christmas Assistance This Year
(PITTSBURGH, PA) July 21, 2021 – The Salvation Army Western PA Division is excited to announce that it is now unifying with the national “Angel Tree” program this Christmas, and this new branding will replace the former regional “Treasures for Children” program effective this year.
“While our program name is changing, our services and mission in providing Christmases children will never forget remains unchanged!” said Leah Cross, Angel Tree Coordinator. “We thank our donors and volunteers for their ongoing support, and we want them to know that this rebranding will not affect our existing program in providing families the toys they need this Christmas.”
The Salvation Army Western PA Division works every Christmas to ensure everyone feels the special joy surrounding the Christmas season. The Salvation Army provides thousands of children and individuals with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, winter coats, clothing, toys, and gifts at this time of year.
Through The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, donors become personally involved because they know each Christmas tree toy tag represents a specific child in need. The Salvation Army identifies families in need of assistance through its Worship and Service Centers, Services Centers, Service Units, and referrals from other community organizations.
In the Greater Pittsburgh Region, The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program is handled through our Divisional Headquarters office located in Carnegie. Hundreds of companies, small businesses, organizations, churches, and individual donors are contacted each year and asked if they would like to participate in the program.
“This program brings holiday joy to thousands of needy children during the Christmas Season all because of the hard work and generosity of our donors, willingness of our volunteers and dedication of employees to consistently and tirelessly serve those in need,” Cross said.
How to Donate:
- Receive tags and buy toys for children in need within your community.
- Place a toy donation box at your place of business, church or apartment building for a general toy drive.
- Collect toys at an organizational meeting in November or December, a Holiday Dinner or other event.
- Raise funds through an ongoing fundraiser (i.e. Jeans Day at work) and make a financial donation.
- Participate in a Christmas in July Toy Drive.
For more information about how to become an Angel Tree volunteer or donor, please contact: Leah Cross, Angel Tree Coordinator, at Leah.Cross@use.salvationarmy.org or by calling (412) 446-1534.
Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services without discrimination in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to www.wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.
Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
Email | Office: (412) 446-1642 | Cell: (412) 463-2942