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Applications open for Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 12:54:46-04

The Salvation Army says that applications are now being accepted for their annual Angel Tree Program.

Applicants must bring all required documents to the 212 E 6th Street office in Lafayette for approval before receiving an online access code to apply.

Applicants are asked to visit the office weekdays beginning Monday, September 28th through Thursday, October 8th, from 9 AM – 3 PM.

Once approved, the Salvation Army says that applicants may use a computer or smartphone to visit SAAngelTree.org to complete the application.

The Angel Tree program provides Christmas gifts to children throughout all six parishes of the Acadiana community each year.

Upon completion and approval of the application, individuals will be emailed an appointment time to receive gifts. Applicants must come at the appointed time, or all items will be forfeited. Additionally, those applying with other agencies will be removed from The Salvation Army’s registration.

The following items are required to participate in Angel Tree:

  • A parent or legal guardians photo ID
  • Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
  • Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
  • Birth certificates for children 12 and under (children listed must live with applicant fulltime in the household)
  • Clothing/shoe sizes and toy suggestion for children 12 and under

“Our need this year is even greater than that of the past. COVID-19 has caused many job losses and budget cuts for those in our community,” stated Lafayette Corps Officer, Lieutenant Thomas Johnson. “Angel Tree 2020 is needed in our attempt to rescue Christmas this year. Every child in our community needs to be able to run to the Christmas tree on Christmas morning with a smile on their face."

For Angel Tree Program concerns or more information on how The Salvation Army is serving in Lafayette, contact Lieutenant Thomas Johnson at 337-235-2407.

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