Rising Spotlight: Subway-Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte officially launches its 2019 Angel Tree program this week.  Major Larry Broome, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, joined Rising to discuss the annual initiative.

This year, more than 7,000 children in Charlotte (and nearly 20,000 children in the metro area) are expected to receive Christmas gifts thanks to the community’s support of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

“We are definitely seeing an improved economy, but there are many in our community still not feeling its effects,” said Major Broome. “There are working parents in great need this year – working to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. We want to come alongside these families in need and make sure every child gets to experience the hope of Christmas.”

The Salvation Army and WCCB, along with corporate sponsors like Subway®, Acosta Heating & Cooling and Academy Sports + Outdoors, are partnering to raise awareness for the Angel Tree program. To adopt an Angel, find an Angel Tree in your community at participating shopping malls later this month or at your corporation or places of business. Purchase the items on the child’s personal wish list, and return gifts by December 11th.

A “Virtual Angel Tree” is accessible HERE, where you can select a child in your community to provide Christmas gifts. You can also visit your local Subway® restaurant to pick up an Angel, purchase new unwrapped toys and return to the nearest drop-off location. Additional details, including all the drop-off locations, are available on the website.