Financially Challenged Families Encouraged To Apply For The Salvation Army Of Broward County’s Holiday Angel Tree Program Assistance

During these unprecedented times of need, “Hope Marches On” as The Salvation Army of Broward County endeavors to help families restore holiday joy as part of this year’s Angel Tree program. The nonprofit organization is encouraging families experiencing hardship to register for participation in its Angel Tree Program, a signature holiday initiative that provides gifts to underserved children ages 10 and under. Financially challenged parents looking to brighten their children’s holidays may register for gift assistance on The Salvation Army of Broward County’s website at www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale through Sunday, October 17 (or until capacity is met). Families who meet the guidelines for assistance will be notified regarding program participation acceptance. Their children’s holiday gift wishes will be become “angel” ornament tags that decorate several holiday trees strategically located throughout Broward County, as well as listed on a special virtual Angel Tree Broward online registry. Donors fulfill these requests and deliver them back to Angel Tree locations or have them shipped directly to The Salvation Army’s facility. Gifts purchased are sorted and organized by volunteers and then prepared for Toy Shop distribution in December. Last year, more than 7,566 gifts and holiday cheer were delivered to 1,114 underserved Broward County families with 2,483 children during a drive-through Holiday Toy Shop – just in time for Christmas. The Salvation Army is dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant women experiencing homelessness and disaster services.