Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program a Holiday Tradition at Methodist Hospitals

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on December 19, 2018 with No Comments

Left to right- Maria Hudson – Methodist Hospitals HR Department, Steven Woods –Salvation Army Site Supervisor, Lakisha Jordan -Methodist Hospitals HR Department, and Captain Jennifer Clanton-Salvation Army.

Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need.  Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child.  This program collects and donates gifts to families with children who would be unable to receive presents on Christmas morning. Hospital employees requested “Angel Children” by department and donated gifts to them.  The gifts will be distributed to the families by the Salvation Army located in Gary, Indiana. 

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning

The true impact of the Great Recession is tough to measure. Americans have lost money, jobs and homes. Our families and friends may have fallen on hard times. Some who had little to begin with now have less and are working harder every day to make it to tomorrow.

These same families who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. And thanks to supporters of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of American children will find this waiting under their Christmas trees this year.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

Give Joy:To support an Angel in your town, contact your local Salvation Army by entering your zip code at http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/locations.

Give Hands:In many locations, The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help distribute the gifts along with food for holiday meals to the participating families.  Often times, employees and family members of the sponsoring organization help distribute their group’s gifts throughout their community.  Community volunteer and service groups; church groups and retired senior volunteer programs often aid The Salvation Army during the holidays and throughout the year, but more volunteers are always needed.

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