The 2016 Angel Tree Program

We hope you put "stop by the Angel Tree" on your holiday list this year. 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.



ONE DAY ONLY - Thursday, Dec 1st 9am-5pm
Florida Pain Relief Group 3450 East Fletcher Ave, Tampa


Join us for this one day toy drive to help the Angel Tree program and the many children who would not get Christmas presents this year. Stop by with a new, unwrapped toy. It's that easy!

ABC Action News will be there broadcasting live from Shay Ryan, Lissette Campos & Deiah Riley...and sign up for some great prizes from our Angel Tree partners!

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

ABC Action News – (front lobby) - 4045 North Himes Avenue, Tampa


In Hillsborough County: (Dec. 9 Deadline)

  1. ABC Action News - 4045 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, 33607 
  2. Hudson’s Furniture Store – 8030 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 33614 
  3. Hudson’s Furniture Store – 1609 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, 33511

In Clearwater/Upper Pinellas: (Dec. 9 Deadline)  

  1. The Salvation Army HQ - 1625 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
  2. Westfield Countryside Mall -  27001 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761
  3. Wing House Restaurant – 34900 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684  
  4. Wing House -  2640 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759
  5. Wing House – Largo, 7369 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771
  6. Smokey Bones -  2693 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33759
  7. Homewood Suites by Hilton -  2233 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762
  8. Anytime Fitness - 2522 N. McMullen Booth Rd Suite B, Clearwater, FL 33761
  9. Anytime Fitness - 30210 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761
  10. Anytime Fitness - 1471 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698
  11. Anytime Fitness - 679 Alderman Rd., Palm Harbor, FL 34683
  12. Hudson’s Furniture Store - 28342 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761

In St. Petersburg/Southern Pinellas: (Dec. 9 Deadline)

  1. Tyrone Square Mall’s JC Penny's - 6901 22md Ave N - St. Petersburg, FL 33710
  2. Wing House Restaurant St. Pete - 6445 Fourth Street North, St. Pete 33717
  3. Wing House - 7790 US Hwy 19, Pinellas Park 33718
  4. Hudson’s Furniture Store - 9001 US-19, Pinellas Park, FL 33782

In Greater Lakeland Area/West Polk: (Dec. 12 Deadline)

  1. Lakeland Square Mall - 3800 US Hwy 98 North, Lakeland, 33809
  2. Salvation Army of Lakeland Worship Center - 2620 Kathleen Rd Lakeland 33810

In Winter Haven/East Polk:  Dec. 12 Deadline)  

  1. Hudson’s Furniture in Lakeland - 4955 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813
  2. Salvation Army Winter Haven Office – 1898 US-17 North, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Pasco: (Dec. 15 Deadline)

  1. Culver's Restaurant, 8425 U.S. Hwy 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
  2. Culver's Restaurant, 2303 Sun Vista Drive, Lutz, FL 33559
  3. Frank Clinic, 38040 Daughtery Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33540
  4. Gulfview Kids’ location 1: 4129 U.S. Hwy 19, New Port Richey, FL  34652
  5. Gulfview Kids location 2:  7400 Ridge Road, Port Richey, 34668
  6. Ingram's Karate Center location 1:  4116 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34655
  7. Ingram’s Karate Center location 2: 14457 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
  8. WingHouse Restaurant, 6515 U.S. Hwy 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Manatee & Sarasota Counties: (Dec. 2 Deadline)  

  1. BEALLS Store - 6355 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton 34209
  2. BEALLS Store - 7365 52nd Place East, Bradenton 34203
  3. Wing House Restaurant- 2015 60th Avenue East, Ellenton 34222
  4. Wing House - 5105 14th Street West, Bradenton 34207 
  5. Lakewood Ranch Cinemas – 10715 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch 34202
  6. Salvation Army Manatee HQ – 1204 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
  7. Hudson’s Furniture - DeSoto Square Mall, 303 301 Blvd W, Bradenton, FL 34205
  8. Hudson’s Furniture - 8796 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238


It's Easy to Help Local Families in Need!

  1. Stop at an Angel Tree location.
  2. Select your Angel or Angels.
  3. Shop for Gifts.
  4. Return the Unwrapped Gifts with the Angel Tree Tag.

All Gifts Must Be Dropped off by December 9, 2016 for the WFTS location.


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

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.

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