Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, Angel Tree 2018 was another successful year! Together we served 12,500 children in the DMV, bringing families holiday joy through thoughtfully purchased and prepared presents. Please see below for information about how Angel Tree operates, and consider joining the 1,000 companies, groups, and individuals who will donate to children in need during Angel Tree 2019. For more information, contact

Program Description and Impact:

Angel Tree is a personalized holiday assistance program in which an individual sponsor or group sponsor purchases new clothing and toys for a deserving child (or “Angel”) in need. Below is information on sponsoring a child or children in Washington, DC and Prince George’s County.

In 2018, The Salvation Army, with the help of numerous generous sponsors, provided holiday gifts to more than 6,000 families in the National Capital Area. For many of our registered children, the gifts they receive through the Angel Tree Program will be the only ones they open on Christmas morning. Your help as a sponsor is critical.

Angel Tree Sponsorship in 5 Easy Steps:

1. The Salvation Army screens each family (participation is need-based) and prepares a list of toys and clothing that each participating child wants for the holidays.
2. Individuals, companies and groups complete our online sponsorship registration form.
3. The Salvation Army staff assigns Angels to the sponsors and sends the wish lists and necessary gift packing materials to the sponsors.
4. The fun begins! Sponsors shop for their Angels.
5. Staff coordinates the collection of gifts from sponsors and the distribution to families.

Sponsorship Manual and Materials

Angel Tree Sponsor Manual
Packing Quick Guide
Angel Tree Sponsorship One-Pager

Volunteer at our Gift Warehouse!

We need 40-60 volunteers per day at our gift warehouse in the month of December. Online registration will open in October of each year.

Contact Information:

For questions regarding Angel Tree, please contact:

Angela Soriano, Volunteer and Donation Drive Manager:

Share the Joy!
Share your Angel Tree experience with us through photos and stories, and post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! @SalArmyNCA and #AngelTreeNCA.