The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program Accepting Applications
PITTSBURGH (October 6, 2023) – The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is now accepting applications for holiday assistance, including the organization’s beloved Angel Tree tradition. The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. Yet for many, it is a time of isolation and loneliness. Visit salvationarmywpa.org/holidays to view a chart to find contact information for your local Salvation Army location. If you do not see your ZIP code listed, please call (412) 446-1500 for referral to your local Salvation Army.
Each year, children create wish lists that are shared with hundreds of companies, small businesses, churches and individuals. Across 28 counties in Western Pa., gifts and toys are collected and sorted by hundreds of volunteers at various Salvation Army locations, then given to families to put under the tree for Christmas day. Last season, The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division’s Angel Tree Program distributed more than 100,000 toys to children. If you have specific questions regarding The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, please contact the Angel Tree Coordinator, Leah Cross at (412) 446-1534 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are also being accepted for WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up, which provides all NEW warm, winter outerwear – including coats, hats, gloves, and boots – for children and senior citizens over the age of 62 from low-income households throughout Western Pennsylvania. This joint program is implemented by The Salvation Army Western PA Division and WTAE Channel 4.
In addition to these programs, The Salvation Army makes sure individuals and families in need and those without a home for the holidays have something to eat. From hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, to delivering meals, to stocking food pantries, The Salvation Army is proud to give the gift of a full stomach to our neighbors in need. Throughout Allegheny County in November and December The Salvation Army prepares and distributes meals and turkeys, as well as grocery store gift cards and nonperishable food baskets.
The Salvation Army is also proud to partner with Sheetz on the Sheetz For the Kidz initiative where employees shop, wrap and host parties for participating children and families. Thanks to this partnership, more than $2.4 million in new toys, clothes and other necessities were provided to families across the country.
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 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, visit salvationarmywpa.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.