The clock is ticking and the Salvation Army is at a critical moment trying to make sure North Texas children have gifts for Christmas.
There are still 4,442 families hoping to be adopted as a part of the annual Angel Tree campaign.
It’s Christmas crunch time for the Salvation Army tradition with the due date for the gifts Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Almost 50,000 North Texas families signed up for the program this year.
“Medical issues or unemployment [or] anything out of the norm has put that family, that might be a part of the working poor, in a situation where they now have to decide if they are going to pay the rent or provide Christmas for their children,” Maj. Barbara Rich with the Salvation Army explained.
There are still 8,539 people who adopted a family and have not returned their promised gifts.
The recipient families will receive anything from toys to needed items of clothing.
You can adopt angels and donate gifts through The Salvation Army Angel Tree — Nov. 10 to Dec. 6 — at the following participating malls. Gifts must be returned by Dec. 6.