You can be an angel to a child in need this Christmas.
The Salvation army said over 1,000 children are still in need for this year’s Angel Tree Program. The angels can be found on trees at the Colony Square Mall, Community Bank and Century National Bank. On the angels is a list of items the child would like for Christmas, with distribution day quickly approaching taking an angel is of the upmost importance.
"I have a poster in my office that has one little boy in a house and he’s asking for an iPod, skateboard all those things. There’s a boy outside the house saying I just want a home. I think that’s what challenges us to keep on doing it because there are people that don’t have and can’t have some of those gifts," said Captain Diane Campbell of the Salvation Army.
For those angels not taken the Salvation Army will have to buy toys and children will be able to go through a toy room to pick out their gift. Purchasing toys can be a financial strain.
"We only fundraise two ways, through mailings and through our Christmas kettles," explained Campbell. "It’s a challenge because we have to come up with that. We do have a Women’s Auxiliary that helps but they can’t cover the whole cost."
Those looking to take part in the Angel Tree, the Salvation Army would like all gifts in by December 14. If you would like to purchase a toy for the toy room the Salvation Army will host a fill the truck event at Zanesville Walmart locations this Saturday from 9a.m. to 5p.m.