Hundreds of Angels and Silver Bells Have Not Been Returned

Over 900 Families Will Benefit from the Annual Christmas Program

The Salvation Army, along with hundreds of volunteers and donors have been preparing for Christmas since October. Their work will soon culminate at the Angel Tree distribution later this week. Over 900 families registered for Christmas assistance in Knox County this year meaning nearly 2,500 children and seniors will receive Christmas gifts through The Salvation Army program. However, with just a few days left before the first distribution day, many adopted Angels and Silver Bells have not been returned.

Hundreds of individuals, families, church groups and businesses began adopting Angels in November. While most of the Angel gifts are in the process of being sorted and safety checked before they are handed out to families who registered for assistance in October, there are still hundreds of Angels that have been adopted but not been returned. Those who have adopted Angels are encouraged to drop them off at The Salvation Army’s N. Broadway campus before Thursday.

Distribution will take place Friday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at The Salvation Army at 409 N. Broadway. Dozens of volunteers are scheduled to help.

Families who will be receiving assistance have already been notified of their pick-up date. This information can also be found at Only families who have been interviewed and accepted into the program will receive assistance on distribution day.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, please call (865) 525-9401.