County families of low to moderate income-seeking Christmas assistance for their children 12 and younger has begun in Galveston at The Salvation Army located at 601 51st Street. Island registration will continue through Thursday, October 10 from 9am -11:30am and 1pm until 3pm each day. Registration on the Mainland will begin October 21 and run through October 24 at the Showboat located at 416 6th St. N in Texas City with the same hours of operation.
“The Angel Tree is one of The Salvation Army’s best-supported programs and makes it possible for over 1000 children in Galveston County to open gifts on Christmas morning,” said Captain Lucila Doria, Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army in Galveston County. “We are grateful for this very special ministry and for the generous donors who will work alongside The Salvation Army this Christmas.”
Families seeking assistance should bring a photo ID, rent/mortgage receipt, a copy of their lease agreement, proof of income, food stamp letter that includes children’s birthdates or birth certificates or custody papers if applicable. Families will be asked to prepare a Christmas list with clothing sizes and toy suggestions ranging up to $40.00. Call (409) 763-1691 with questions.