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Hand It On: Salvation Army Angel Tree

Time is running out on the Salvation Army Angel Tree angels and the boxes need to be filled (Source: WAFB) Time is running out on the Salvation Army Angel Tree angels and the boxes need to be filled (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

In one week, the Salvation Army will begin to distribute the Angel Tree donations to the children meant to receive them, but there are still 750 who have not been adopted.

Time is running out on the Salvation Army Angel Tree angels and the boxes need to be filled.

Unfortunately, there are hundreds and hundreds of angels left and this Saturday is the last minute deadline to get your gifts in.

By then, you'll have to drop the gifts off at the distribution center, which is the old Mervyn's at Cortana Mall. Officials will be there until about 4 p.m. Saturday to collect the gifts.

There are many children in this community that are not going to have a hopeful Christmas, and hope is what we want to give them.

WAFB's Hand It On project adopted several angels: Gregory, a 10-year-old boy and Gabrielle, a 4-year-old girl. We took our $300 and went shopping.

Of course it is up to you on how much you spend, and the angels on the trees have the kid's sizes and their wish list.

It isn't just about the toys or clothes, or the bike that some of them will receive, but it is about giving them tremendous memories of a good Christmas, and that will carry them throughout their lives.

Gregory will get a bike and some wrestlers, and Gabrielle will get to be a Disney princess.

The main point is to pick up an angel. You can find them on the trees at most of the Wal-mart stores in town, or call the Salvation Army at 225-357-3267. You can also visit http://salvationarmyalm.org/batonrouge/angel-tree/ for more information.

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