New this year...Christmas in July!

We need your help, now! ABC Action News and the Salvation Army in 5 counties are proud to announce "Christmas in July!"  What you do today can help approximately 17,000 children in need this holiday season. 

By getting together with your company, co-workers or civic groups to sponsor Angels this fall, you are making it possible for the Salvation Army to know just how much help they can count on. Without enough sponsors like you, more families will go without presents this December. The need is greater than ever.

Here are the participating Salvation Army units. Click on the unit you are able to help.

The 2014 Angel Tree Program

ABC Action News is proud, once again, to join with the Salvation Army to take action for local families in need. With your help, we have brightened the lives of thousands of children who, otherwise, would have no gifts to open during the holidays. This year the need is greater than ever.

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree is a purely volunteer-driven program - with people from all over Tampa Bay donating toys, time and expertise. This program is a testament to the power of people coming together to help their neighbors in need. Families living at or below the Federal Poverty level are eligible to register their children for the program. Paper Angels are available starting in November. You can pick a paper angel from the ABC Action News Angel Tree, located in the ABC Action News lobby at 4045 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, on weekdays from 8:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Other Angel Tree locations for 2014 are on the map below.

As a way of saying, thank you, we have special prizes and drawings at the ABC Action News Angle Tree location only.


Click the location nearest you on the map above for address.

  • ABC Action News – (front lobby) - 4045 North Himes Avenue, Tampa
  • Westfield Countryside Mall – (2nd level near Disney Store) - 27001 US Hwy 19, Clearwater
  • Westfield Citrus Park Mall – (near JC Penney store) - 8021 Citrus Park Town Ctr Mall, Tampa
  • Tyrone Square Mall – (near JC Penney store) - 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg
  • The Upper Pinellas Salvation Army - 1625 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater
  • Smokey Bones Grill - 2693 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater
  • Lakeland Square Mall - (Center Court) - 3800 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland

If the Savaltion Army in your area is not listed, they may not participate in the Angel Tree Program or they may not have joined in the regional Tampa Bay effort to highlight their efforts. (Encourage your Salvation Army to showcase their efforts to the whole Bay area by asking them to contact here.)

Do you know a location hosting a Salvation Army Angel Tree? Let us know and we'll put them on the map. Send an email to


Throughout the months of November and December, The Salvation Army needs hundreds of elves (volunteers) on weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays to prepare the Holiday Toyshop and Angel Tree gifts for distribution to needy families. Volunteers are also needed to partner with these families on the day of distribution to help them pick up their children's gifts and food for holiday meals. Your group can volunteer all day or a portion of the day.



It's Easy to Help Local Families in Need!

  • Ask your business,co-workers, or civic groups to join this Christmas in July campaign.
  • Pledge now to adopt a group of Angels or host an Angel Tree at your location.
  • Contact your closest Salvation Army unit from the list on this web page.
  • Now, sit back and feel good because you will make a difference!

We need your help by August 1, 2015!


Watch How the Angel Tree Program was Born and See the Results