Salvation Army will soon take applications for families & seniors needing assistance with Christmas gifts

Published 11:07 am Monday, October 4, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — The Salvation Army is opening up the application process for families of young children and senior citizens who wish to have their name on a Christmas Tree ornament for the organization’s Angel Tree and Silver Bells Christmas adoption program.

The Angel Tree provides toys and clothing to children 12 years of age and younger, while Silver Bells assists seniors 65-years and older. Last year, the Salvation Army New Orleans Command provided much-needed items and a lot of Christmas cheer to more than 1700 children and seniors.

Those needing assistance will need to register and provide some information to qualify.

  Registration dates are:

                        October 11 – 15

                        October 25-29

  Registration hours are:

                        9 am – noon and then again from 1 -3 p.m.

Information required to register a child 12-years of age or  younger for the Angel Tree:

  • Parent or legal guardians photo ID
  • Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
  • Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
  • Birth certificate or Medicaid card for 12 and under
  • Clothing/shoe sizes and toy suggestions

Information required to register a senior 65-years of age or older

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of current address (utility bill, lease, etc.)
  • Proof of all household income (including food stamps)
  • Clothing/shoe sizes
  • Suggested items in need (not to exceed $50)

 All registration will take place at:

                        The Salvation Army

                        4500 S. Claiborne Avenue

                        New Orleans, LA 70125


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.