The Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree is set to go live at Valley View Mall on Saturday, November 10th. The Tree will display tags that feature children signed up for the program – which provides each child with a brand new shirt, pants, and pair of shoes. Tags include a child’s name, age, clothing sizes, and some of their interests. Shoppers are asked to take a tag and play the role of ‘Santa Claus’.
The Angel Giving Tree will be on display at Valley View Mall until Friday, December 7th. Presents can be returned to the Tree or to The Salvation Army. Shoppers are asked to include the original tag and a gift receipt with the presents. Gifts are asked to be returned no later than Monday, December 10th. Distribution of the presents will be held on Tuesday, December 18th.
Trees with tags will also be featured at every Shopko store throughout the La Crosse area as well as Once Upon A Child and Plato’s Closet in Onalaska. Businesses, organizations, and individuals that would like to sponsor large amounts of tags are asked to call The Salvation Army at (608)782-6126.
The Salvation Army of La Crosse County recommends that no more than $40-$50 is spent on each tag. If sponsors would like to spend more, The Salvation Army of La Crosse County is asking that more tags be taken to help cover the more than 1,000 expected children needing assistance. For more information on the Angel Giving Tree, visit the Salvation Army Website.