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The Salvation Army Hawai‘i Island Corps kicks off Angel Tree outreach campaigns

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The Salvation Army has launched its annual Angel Tree program. Photo Courtesy: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division proudly has commenced its annual Angel Tree program, dedicated to providing Christmas gifts for keiki and kupuna and offering year-round support for families facing economic challenges.

Last year, more than 31,000 gifts were donated through the Angel Tree program in Hawai‘i. However, this year, as more and more of Hawai‘i’s local families face new economic challenges, the need for public support is greater than ever. All children should feel the magic of Christmas during the holidays, and no family should have to choose between paying the bills or paying for meals – especially during the happiest time of the year.

Through The Angel Tree Program, Christmas trees are decorated with paper angel tag ornaments with the first name, age and gender of a keiki or kupuna in need. Donors select one or more tags from the Angel Tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the keiki or senior described on the tags. The gifts are returned to the tree the tags were pulled from. Angel trees are located across the state at all Hawai‘i Walmart stores and additionally at many businesses and malls.


Locate an Angel Tree Near You:

  • HomeStreet Bank-Hilo – through Dec. 15
  • The Club – Kona – through Dec. 15
  • Denny’s – Kona – through Dec. 16
  • Fish Hopper – through Dec. 16
  • Walmart Hilo – through Dec. 16
  • Walmart Kona – through Dec. 18

Individuals and families can also make monetary donations or create personalized Online Angel Tree fundraisers at AngelTreeHi.org which they may share with their contacts and raise funds for Angel Tree.

Also, businesses can create an online Angel Tree Team fundraiser to get their employees involved and the public can donate to participating businesses and fundraisers. Funds raised provide Christmas gifts to keiki and kupuna and provide support for those in need throughout the year.


“During this festive season, our commitment to supporting families in need remains steadfast. The Angel Tree program aims to brighten the holidays for keiki, kupuna and families across Hawaii” stated Charmaine Hauanio-Kuewa, Divisional Director of Development for the Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division. “Everyone can help to grant a miracle and bring joy to keiki, kupuna and local families in need this season by purchasing a gift or through an online donation. Your support will make a significant difference in spreading love and happiness during this joyous time.”

To support this heartfelt holiday initiative or learn more about our Angel Tree program, please visit: hawaii.salvationarmy.org.

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