The holiday season is now upon us with Thanksgiving just 3 weeks away. The holiday season often puts people in the giving spirit. With so many options it’s hard to navigate what organizations to donate to and what they need.

Operation Angle Tree

Every year the salvation army gathers information for a child so they have the opportunity to open a gift on Christmas morning. The Salvation Army collects necessary information on children and elderly in the community. Their Christmas lists are shared and can be adopted by a member of the community to wish to spread some holiday cheer. Angles can be adopted at the following locations.

Angels can be also be adopted at the Dallas Salvation Army Christmas Center or online through the Salvation Army website. The last day for adoption and present drop off is December 3.

Toys For Tots

The goal of the Marine Toys For Tots aim to collect new unwrapped toys for less fortunate children.”The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.” Toys can be dropped off at the following locations.

Texas Health Fitness Center – Arlington:
10/31/2022 – 12/21/2022
800 W Randol Mill rd, Arlington, Texas, 76012

Storage Plus of Arlington:
10/17/2022 – 12/09/2022
9:30 am till 5:30 Monday thru Saturday. 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm Sunday
2330 W. Green oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas, 76016

Save Eagle Mountain Lake Parade of Lights 
11/01/2022 – 12/10/2022
7am to 7pm 
6925 Liberty School Tap Rd , Azle , Texas, 76020

Texas Health Fitness Center – HEB
10/31/2022 – 12/10/2022
1616 Hospital Parkway, Bedford, Texas, 76022

Scott Staffel DDS
10/24/2022 – 12/09/2022
Mon- Thurs 8am – 4pm
3001 brown trail #103, Bedford, Texas, 76021

Texas Harley Davidson
11/07/2022 – 12/10/2022
1 Texas Harley Way, Bedford , Texas, 76021

Hoffbrau Steak & Grill House 
10/10/2022 – 12/10/2021
11am to 10pm – 7days a week
we have 4 locations, Benbrook, Grapevine, Haltom City and Granbury, Texas, 76126

Operation Christmas Spirt

Going on 19 years, operation Christmas spirt aims to bring the gift of Christmas to children and families of a service member. By “adopting” a family or child you are ensuring that they are able to have presents to open on Christmas morning. Once the adoption form has been complete, donors receive the wish list for their family. Donors then mail their gifts or dropped them off at the nearest hub by December 12. All adoption applications must be filled out by November 25th. More information on adopting and other ways to help can be found at their website.

And of course you can always donate food to your local food bank. Many young people out of school for holiday break will be missing the everyday meal they receive. By donating at a food bank, you can help ensure a child’s meal.

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By Alexis Bearce

Alexis Bearce is a senior at Timber Creek. She is the Talon feature editor. She enjoys news and is also a member of Timber Creek Falcon Theater.