LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The weather is warm outside and there's still one holiday left in the summer season, but Christmas is just over four months away. That means things are about to gear up for the annual Angel Tree campaign. If you will be looking for help from the program, there are some big changes this year you need to know about.
For the 2015 campaign, families must have an appointment letter that contains a specific date and time for registration in October.
Starting Monday, August 17, The Salvation Army will make appointment letters available. The letters must be picked up in person in the front lobby of The Salvation Army offices at 911 South Brook St. between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Included in the letter will be a full list of documentation requirements needed by those registrants.
Families in Indiana can register at the New Albany location at 2300 Green Valley Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 2 through 13.
Major Roy Williams, Area Commander for The Salvation Army, said the idea behind the letters is to make the process more efficient for everyone involved.
In 2014, the Angel Tree program helped more than 10,000 children and 4,000 families in Louisville and southern Indiana with toys, clothes and food during the Christmas season.