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Last Day To Aid Holiday Joy With Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

Posted at 7:12 AM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 07:12:23-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — There aren’t many tags left on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, and Saturday is the last day you can help the organization grant children their Christmas wishes.

As of early Saturday, there were fewer than 150 angels left on the tree.

The Angel Tree program is a way for the Salvation Army to help families in need during the holiday season.

Many apply to the program because they’ve experienced job loss, have high medical bills or are ill.

The program also gives donors in Kentucky a way to help and brings joy to kids in the community.

Local volunteers tell us this annual program has become a family affair.

“You see a lot of families, like we did when we first started, training our kids to buy for other people and share with others,” said volunteer Amy Powell. “So a lot of families come in with little ones that are doing the same thing.”

There are several places to pick up a tag, including Fayette Mall and the Lexington and Georgetown Whitaker Bank locations.

If you can’t make it out Saturday, you still can virtually “Adopt a Child” this season.