The 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.

Join us for this 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!

Tis 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. 8 Deadline)

  1. ABC Action News - 4045 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, 33607
  2. WingHouse - 775 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon
  3. WingHouse - 8001 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
  4. Hudson’s Furniture Store – 8030 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
  5. Hudson’s Furniture Store – 1609 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon

In Clearwater/Upper Pinellas: (Dec. 8 Deadline)  

  1. The Salvation Army HQ - 1625 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater
  2. Westfield Countryside Mall -  27001 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater
  3. Wing House Restaurant – 34900 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor
  4. Wing House -  2640 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater
  5. Wing House – Largo, 7369 Ulmerton Rd, Largo
  6. Anytime Fitness - 2522 N. McMullen Booth Rd Suite B, Clearwater
  7. Anytime Fitness - 30210 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Clearwater
  8. Anytime Fitness - 1471 Main Street, Dunedin
  9. Anytime Fitness - 679 Alderman Rd., Palm Harbor
  10. Hudson’s Furniture Store - 28342 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater
  11. Skyline Chili – 2045 Gulf Bay Blvd, Clearwater
  12. Skyline Chili – 28798 US HWY 19 North, Palm Harbor
  13. SportClips – 2757 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater

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

  1. Salvation Army Area Command Office - 340 14th Ave South, St. Petersburg
  2. Tyrone Square Mall’s JC Penny's - 6901 22md Ave N - St. Petersburg
  3. Wing House Restaurant St. Pete - 6445 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg
  4. Wing House - 7790 US Hwy 19, Pinellas Park
  5. Hudson’s Furniture Store - 9001 US-19, Pinellas Park

In Greater Lakeland Area/West Polk: (Dec. 4 Deadline)

  1. Lakeland Square Mall - 3800 US Hwy 98 North, Lakeland,
  2. Salvation Army of Lakeland Worship Center - 2620 Kathleen Rd Lakeland
  3. Hudson’s Furniture - 4955 Florida Ave S, Lakeland

In Winter Haven/East Polk:   

  1. Salvation Army Winter Haven Office – 1898 US-17 North, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Pasco: (Dec. 12 Deadline)

  1. Salvation Army Corps Community Center - 7745 Ridge Rd, Port Richey
  2. Culver's Restaurant - 8425 U.S. Hwy 19, Port Richey
  3. Culver's Restaurant - 2303 Sun Vista Drive, Lutz
  4. Culver's Restaurant - 12538 Hwy 54, Trinity
  5. WingHouse Restaurant, 6515 U.S. Hwy 19, New Port Richey
  6. WingHouse - 5510 Post Oak Blvd, Wesley Chapel
  7. Fantastic Sam's - 9664 US Hwy 19;  Port Richey
  8. Fantastic Sam's - 13820 Little Road;  New Port Richey
  9. Fantastic Sam's - 8532 Ridge Road;  New Port Richey
  10. Fantastic Sam's - 5417 US  Hwy 19 North;  New Port Richey

Manatee & Sarasota Counties:  

  1. The Salvation Army Administrative Offices - 1204 14th St W, Bradenton
  2. Lakewood Ranch Cinema - 10715 Rodeo Dr, Lakewood Ranch
  3. Planet Stone - 601 6th Ave W, Bradenton
  4. Manatee County Public Library - 1301 Barcarrota Blvd W, Bradenton
  5. Hudson Furniture - 303 301 Blvd W #8, Bradenton
  6. Sunset Kia - 4770 14th St W, Bradenton
  7. WingHouse - 5105 14th St W, Bradenton
  8. Red Barn Flea Market - 1707 1st St E, Bradenton
  9. Denise’s Beachway Café - 7224 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  10. Planet Fitness - 6605 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  11. Palmetto Branch Library - 923 6th St W, Palmetto
  12. Rocky Bluff Library - 6750 US Hwy 301 N, Ellenton
  13. WingHouse of Ellenton - 2015 60th Ave E, Ellenton
  14. Sarasota Film Society Burns Court Cinema - 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota
  15. Bealls - 7365 52nd Place E, Bradenton
  16. Bealls - 6355 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  17. Stockyard & Feed & Western Wear - 1010 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota

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 8, 2017 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.