Angel Tree Program Overview:

Angel Tree is a personalized holiday assistance program in which an individual sponsor or group sponsor purchases new toys and clothing for children (or “Angels”) in need.

In 2019, The Salvation Army, with the help of numerous generous sponsors, provided holiday gifts to nearly 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.

NEW for 2020 – Contactless Sponsorship Available. Choose between (1) “Direct Shipping” from online retailers to our warehouse, (2) “Gift Card Only” Angel Tree option, or (3) our Traditional Angel Tree option where you purchase toys and drop off in-person.

Angel Tree Sponsorship in 5 Easy Steps:

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 child wants for the holidays.
  2. Individuals, companies, and groups complete our online sponsorship registration form. New! Contactless sponsorship and shipping options available.
  3. The Salvation Army staff assigns Angels to the sponsors and sends the wish lists and necessary gift packing materials.
  4. The fun begins! Sponsors shop for their Angels.
  5. Gifts due back by December 5, 2020, with shipping and in-person drop-off options.

Sponsorship Registration:

Individual Sponsor Form – DC & Prince George’s
Group Sponsor Form – DC & Prince George’s

Sponsorship Manual and Materials

2020 Angel Tree Sponsor Manual
2020 Packing Quick Guide
2020 Angel Tree Sponsorship One-Pager
Bike or Large Item Tag

Volunteer at our Gift Warehouse!

The Salvation Army is adapting to the evolving pandemic situation, and at this time, we can register groups of up to 10 volunteers for exclusive shifts weekdays from December 1-24.

We are increasing our safety measures and require masks and gloves of all volunteers. We will have PPE available on site, as well as hand sanitizer, soap, and hot water.

If your group has 8-10 interested volunteers, please email

Contact Information:

For questions regarding Angel Tree in DC and PG County, 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.