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Over 200 Children Depending On Angel Tree

Jeff Garretson - December 3, 2013 11:34 am

Each angel has information including shoe and clothing sizes to help in purchasing individual gifts for each child.

Each angel has information including shoe and clothing sizes to help in purchasing individual gifts for each child.

The Salina Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree Project” needs a boost to finish strong.

Each angel represents an area child 12-years-old or younger who without a little help, might not otherwise have much of a Christmas.

Major Mary Burris with the Salvation Army tells KSAL News the need remains for dozens still, “We have over 200 angels still left on the tree,” she said.

“We’re very grateful to the mall for allowing us to have the angel tree out there.”

Burris added, “Helping others through the angel tree is a tradition you can hand down to your children, to their children.”

This year began with 931 angels on the tree, but there are still children counting on someone to help.

The angel has information on it including shoe and clothing sizes to help in purchasing individual gifts for each child. The goal is to have good-hearted people select an angel, and to then purchase gifts for the child.

Once gifts are purchased they need to be returned to the Angel Tree, unwrapped with the angel, before December 7th.

The Angel Tree is located inside the Salina Central Mall

Fred Hanson

December 4, 2013 at 7:21 am

How many parents of these 200 kids were out on black friday or the day before spending money like they have it. They surely can buy their kids presents.

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