Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)- Bikes, skateboards, dolls, remote control cars, and books everything a child could want under a tree, and the Salvation Army is hoping they can make those wishes come true.

Captain Laura Melendez, with the Salvation Army says, "We are in great need of these type of toys it could be a spinning top..."

Just like Santa Claus, they have a list and they are checking it twice, the problem is that list is coming up short because they still need help.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has a room full of toys but they need more to make sure 1300 Angelina County children have a good Christmas.

Families registered for the program in October and November, qualifying based on the family income. Families make a list of things they're wishing for, and anyone can donate those items from the Angel Tree, making potential Santas out of lots of East Texans.

"There are still angels that need to be adopted. It is slow we are hoping that those who took an angel from the tree will bring those in," says Melendez.

"We will include a large, medium, and stocking stuffer for each child it can be a book, puzzle, she adds."

And Laura says the kids' Christmas won't be the only one that's a little brighter. You might even feel a bit more of the holiday spirit.

If you would like to adopt an angel, you still have time the deadline is December 12th. You can find an angel tree at Chick-Fil-A, Belk's, Big Lots, Walmart, Gibson Funeral Home, and Olive Garden.

Families will pick up their gifts on December 22nd and 23rd.