Salvation Army's Angel Tree program closed for the season

December 11, 2012 

The Salvation Army's 2012 Angel Tree program closed for the season Sunday with the Christmas wish lists of 621 children unclaimed.

Financial contributions will be used to buy gifts for those children. "We will stretch the donated dollars as best we can," said Maj. Debra Ashcraft, area coordinator for the Salvation Army.

The program, which started Nov. 16, provides gifts for disadvantaged children.

Lexington's Angel Tree program, which is celebrating its 25th year, helped more than 6,700 children in the Lexington area in 2011, according to Ashcraft.

Ashcraft said there are still two ways to help:

■ Donate new toys at the Christmas Center, 1030 South Broadway, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday

■ Make a monetary contribution to The Salvation Army Angel Tree fund at the Salvation Army's main office, 736 West Main Street.

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