ALEXANDRIA LA, (KALB) - With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Salvation Army desperately needs your help with their Angel Tree Program.
Every holiday season, the program provides new clothing, toys and other items for children who would otherwise not be able to experience Christmas. Each angel tree is decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child who is in need of a gift. Children have asked for everything from books to Barbies to toy cars and bikes.
This year, the Salvation Army especially needs your help. There are a couple of hundred angels who still need adopting right here in Cenla.
Salvation Army Officer Major Glenn Riggs says it's all about giving back and making sure every child can enjoy the holidays this year.
"Can you imagine waking up and not having anything different on Christmas day," said Major Riggs. "I can't imagine that, especially for a child. We want them to know the joy, the hope and especially the peace that comes with this season of giving and sharing."
The angel tree is up at the Alexandria Mall by Buckle and American Eagle.
If you can't make it out to the mall, you can also call the Salvation Army at (318) 442-0445 or visit them on Beauregard Street to see a full list of children who still need to be adopted.
Major Riggs asks that all gifts be returned no later than Monday at the Salvation Army's headquarters.
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