KBOI teams up with Salvation Army for Angel Giving Tree program

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - KBOI is helping the Salvation Army bring joy to the children of the Treasure Valley this year with its Angel Giving Tree program. It works like this...trees are set up in various businesses with tags that represent children in the community. Each tag asks for a certain toy and the charitable person takes the tag off the tree and returns with the new Christmas gift.

"The reason that we do it that way is because we do a toy and joy shop. So once the toys come in, then we set them up based on age group and then when the families come through they pick toys for their children and that gives them some choice and empowers the families," says Maj. John Stennett of the Salvation Army.

There are over 3000 angel tags scattered across the Treasure Valley right now. If you want to give a child a toy this season you are asked to leave it unwrapped.

The Salvation Army only accepts new toys for the Angel Giving tree, so no hand-me-downs in this program. If you want to host an angel tree at your company it's not too late to call the Salvation Army.