We have so many children that depend on this for their Christmas. They would not have Christmas without it.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- The Salvation Army is extending the deadline for folks hoping to adopt an angel this year. More than half of the angels are still on Angel Trees around Northwest Arkansas, each one representing a child in need. The trees are located at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville and at local Walmart stores. With so many kids still needing help, the Salvation Army decided to extend the deadline to Sunday, December 15.
"We have so many children that depend on this for their Christmas. They would not have Christmas without it, and it really means that the community is able to help all of these children to enjoy Christmas," says Major NJ Pope.
According to the Salvation Army, the late Thanksgiving holiday likely kept people from shopping early this year. To adopt an angel, just pick one from the tree, purchase gifts or clothing, then return the unwrapped gifts to the tree by December 15.
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