A charitable organization kicks off its annual holiday drive to help hundreds of children and senior citizens in Smith County. A number of local officials were on hand to help jump start the Salvation Army's Angel Tree drive at Broadway Square Mall this afternoon.
Angel Tree sponsors get to look over the list of Christmas wishes, filled out by recipients. Participants pick out a recipient, go out and get the gifts and then turn them into the Salvation Army.
Participants say it's rewarding to know they're making someone's Christmas a little better. "I don't care to get any kind of credit for it. I just want the children to have a wonderful Christmas," said Vicki Betts. "We sort of used it with my brothers and sisters instead of buying presents for each other, we pick up an angel tree and do that instead."
You can pick up an "Angel" at Broadway Square Mall or at any Regions Bank. The deadline is December 17th. Gifts will be distributed on the 20th and 21st of December.