United Gives Back: Salvation Army of Dodge City's Christmas Angel Tree Project
By Shayna Conant on December 23, 2015
The Angel Tree project is a program set up to provide new clothing and/or toys for children and families in need through the support of donors during the Christmas season. The recipient must fill out an application and go through a series of steps before they are chosen to be an Angel. Each Angel is then placed on a tree for donors to choose from and purchase gifts for each of the Angels. The gifts are then given to the Salvation Army, where families come and pick up their children’s gifts for Christmas morning.
United adopted 51 Angels ranging in age from infant to 12 years of age. United employees and managers provided gifts for each child, which included toys and cold-weather clothing.
“Christmas is my favorite season of the year as a Salvation Army Officer,” said Lieutenant Christine Coreano, Salvation Army Corps Officer. “I get to see the joy of seeing families’ faces as they pick up their Angel Tree gifts each year and I know that because of partners like [United], their children will have gifts under the tree this year!”
United and its employees are proud to partner with the Salvation Army to provide children with a small symbol letting them know that they are cared for, and to help ensure they are able to enjoy the tradition of receiving gifts this holiday season.