Angel Tree Needs Your Help

Diana Crawford
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - An area program provides thousands of Christmas toys for children all over the Panhandle, but this year there is a bit of a struggle.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program makes Christmas happen for many Panhandle area children. This year some 2,000 children signed up for toys and clothing that can only be provided through donations from other families.

But this year, many families are having a hard time helping out. Major Cheryl Grider of the Salvation Army says, "We noticed that a lot of the ones that chose an angel are either doing clothes or toys this year. They're not doing both so there's not quite as much in a lot of the bags, so we're trying to get donations to supplement and to make every child have the clothing and the toys."

The bags aren't just a little lighter this year, some are completely empty. Angel Tree is still scrambling today to find gifts for some 100 children. There are only a few hours left for you to help, since the Angel Tree gifts are being given out tomorrow.

The Angel Tree is especially in need of toys and clothing for older boys and girls. If you would like to help out, bring your donations this evening to the Salvation Army Distribution Center.