You have seen the tree all your life, that Christmas tree set up in Westgate Mall covered in small paper angels.  It may look just like a tree covered in angels, but each angel on that tree represents a child in Amarillo who would like to have an amazing Christmas.  A child who would otherwise go without on Christmas morning.

This year, you can chose one or more of those angels off that tree as you pass by and make a difference in that child's life.  Make it a family tradition with you and your kids.  Let them choose a child that is their age and take them shopping and teach them what it is like to give back.

Many families make this a part of their Christmas tradition,  However, many more families are needed to make sure every child on that tree has an amazing Christmas.

I think we sometimes get into our bubbles and forget how blessed we are and don't realize how many children will never see or have the privileges that our kids have on a daily basis.

The tree is set up just off of center court of Westgate Mall in front of The Buckle.  The tree will feature angels that need to be adopted.

Each angel represents a child here in the Amarillo area.  The angel includes their first name, age, sizes, and a wish list of what they would like.

The tree is set up just off of center court of Westgate Mall between Gordons and Francescas.  The tree will feature angels that need to be adopted.

Each angel represents a child here in the Amarillo area.  The angel includes their first name, age, sizes, and a wish list of what they would like.

So here’s how it works.

You, your family, your co-workers go to Westgate Mall.

You pick and angel off the tree, (or two, or three or ten).

You go an buy presents for your angel.

You drop your unwrapped packages back at the Angel Tree by December 19th.

Create a new family tradition in your family.  Something that you do every single year.  Not only will this child you chose receive an amazing Christmas, your family will receive many blessings by taking part in the Angel Tree.

Remember all the Angel gifts must be returned by December 19th.

If you have some free time, the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the Angel Tree

They have 2-5 hour shifts that need to be filled Sunday through Saturday, morning, early, and late afternoon shifts.   How about you, you and your family, church, Bible study group, club, place of business, Civic groups, etc. give back just a few hours of your time to make sure that we get all of these angels adopted.  Please call Stephanie Pena at (806)373-6631 to get signed up to volunteer!

Enjoy Christmas this knowing you helped a child have a very Merry Christmas.