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 2021, you – our generous sponsors – helped The Salvation Army provide holiday gifts to over 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.

Just as last year, we have a variety of sponsorship options available again for 2022! You can sponsor Angels “traditionally” by shopping in-person and dropping off at our warehouse. We can electronically send your Angel Tree tags and you can ship gifts directly to our warehouse. Or you can also choose to support via gift card or even just purchase toys in bulk and send straight to our warehouse!

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 and choose to deliver gifts to the warehouse in-person, shop and ship from online, or purchase gift cards.
  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 to the warehouse by December 3, 2022.

Contact Information:

For questions regarding Angel Tree in DC and PG County, please contact:

Ruth Mulenga Mwanza, Community Outreach 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.

Sponsorship Registration:

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

Sponsorship Manual and Materials

2022 Angel Tree Sponsor Manual
2022 Packing Quick Guide
2022 Angel Tree Sponsorship One-Pager
2022 Contactless Sponsorship Options

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Volunteer at our Gift Warehouse!

We host individuals and group volunteers each weekday morning, afternoon, and evening from November 01 – December 22 to sort and distribute the gifts for thousands of children.

Opportunities open to the general public on November 7th. Prior to that date, if you have a group of 4-20 interested volunteers, please email for more information and to register.