As we’ve done for more than 130 years in North Texas, we’ll make Christmas happen for any neighbor in need.
To combat store closures and declines in retail foot traffic, we kicked off our iconic holiday campaign early to help rescue Christmas. The need in North Texas has always been there. This year, it happens to be greater, and so does our reach. Because of this, we’re dedicated to helping 10 percent more families this season.
With simpler and safer ways to participate, you can help in a variety of ways.
Rest assured, the kettles will still be out! Donations can be made digitally through our Virtual Red Kettle platform, where you can raise funds for your community or host your own Virtual Red Kettle. New protocols and procedures have been put in place to ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors and partners. Confirmed Red Kettle partnerships include JCPenney, Dillard’s, Hobby Lobby, Mardel, Big Lots, Walmart, Walgreens and Brookshire’s throughout locations across the region.
The time-honored Angel Tree tradition will continue at seven area malls, with a bigger focus on virtual adoption and contactless drive-through gift drop-off sites. Last year, the 40-year-old initiative helped make Christmas morning bright for more than 50,000 children, seniors and special-needs adults.
For the first time, The Salvation Army is offering a socially distanced, contactless way for donors to return Angel Tree gifts. Donors can put the gifts in their trunks, and volunteers and staff, equipped with PPE, will remove the gifts without anyone leaving their car.
On December 4 and 5, contactless drop-off will be available at Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center in Dallas, The Parks Mall at Arlington, Hulen Mall in Fort Worth and North East Mall in Hurst.