The Salvation Army's Treasures for Children program strives to consistently provide hope and joy to families, especially children, in need at the most wonderful and blessed time of the year...Christmas. Known in other regions of The Salvation Army as the "Angel Tree Program", Treasures for Children provides a personal experience for the donors because they are able to choose a specific child in need, represented on a tag. The Salvation Army is able to identify families in need of assistance through its Worship and Service Centers, Service Centers, Service Units and other community organizations. A Salvation Army employee or officer interviews each family. The family must meet minimum poverty guidelines and the children range in age from birth up to and including 13 years old to qualify for the program. The Salvation Army maintains confidentiality of all participants.
In Allegheny County, Treasures for Children is handled through our Divisional Headquarters office located in Carnegie. This is done in order to pool our resources and serve as many as possible. As a result, we have hundreds of companies, small offices, organizations, churches and individual sponsors who participate in the program each year. If you are interested in signing up your office, church or civic organization for the 2015 Christmas Season, please click on the PDF link below to download the sponsor form.
There are also numerous companies and organizations in Allegheny County who donate to the program by holding general toy drives at their location(s) or during an annual Holiday Party. These general (untagged) donations make it possible for us to fill the needs we don’t know about until right before Christmas, families who come to us after tags have been sent to sponsors. After receipt of all gifts, they are sorted and delivered directly to each of our Worship and Service Centers, Service Centers or Service Units for their distribution to the families we serve. This program exists because of the hard work and generosity of our donors of all ages who come from all walks of life.
Interested in picking out a single tag or a pair of tags for yourself or your family to shop for a child or children? Simply stop by our public locations in Allegheny County.
For further information of donating toys or gift items, please contact the Treasures for Children Coordinator, Leah Cross at (412) 446-1534 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. For financial donations, please see our donation page.
To find out if your family qualifies for assistance, please call (412) 446-1500 to be referred to The Salvation Army in your local community. The Salvation Army maintains confidentiality of all clients.