Angel tree registration will be held in Chilton County

Published 3:02 pm Monday, October 8, 2012

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program will host a sign-up for families living in Chilton County on Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. at Clanton City Hall.

Co-officer with the Salvation Army Lieutenant Jamie Leonard said this is the first year for the Salvation Army to host a sign-up for families in Chilton County.

“We are really excited about expanding to Chilton County this year,” Leonard said. “It is important for us to be able to reach more families for the holiday season.”

The Angel Tree program assists families who are unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children 12 and under by assigning a donor to purchase the gifts.

Leonard said those that signup never meet the children they are purchasing the gifts for and the Salvation Army becomes the middleman.

“We take the information of the children and pass it out to those willing to purchase Christmas gifts and then redistribute the gifts to the families,” Leonard said. “It is really neat to be able to see donors step up and help provide for those who don’t have enough money to purchase Christmas gifts for their children.”

Those wishing to apply for the Angel Tree Program in Chilton County must bring a photo ID for the head of household, social security cards for the entire household, birth certificates for children 12 and under, proof of all income (including food stamps), proof of all expenses, proof of residency (current utility bill), and children’s clothing sizes as well as lists of things kids want for Christmas.

Leonard said all residents in Chilton County are welcome to apply and should plan to arrive at Clanton City Hall early on Oct. 18 with only the first 100 kids being accepted.

For more information on signing up or becoming an Angel Tree donor, contact Leonard at (205) 663-7105.