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Angel Tree 2017: Help a child in need, adopt an angel from our Angel Tree this holiday season

Posted at 3:58 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 17:56:46-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- As you get ready to purchase gifts for the loved ones in your life this holiday season, we are giving you an opportunity to remember the many kids in the Tampa Bay area who do not have some of the basic necessities in life.

Once again, ABC Action News is teaming up with the Salvation Army and its Angel Tree program. It gives you a chance to “adopt angels” by providing gifts to children in need.

To participate in the Angel Tree program, stop by our station at 4505 N Himes Avenue in Tampa during normal business hours.

Once you are here, select an Angel off of our Christmas tree. Each angel represents a child who might not receive gifts of Christmas morning.

Next, buy new toys, clothing or the request that is written on the angel, spending a total of at least $25.

Return your unwrapped gifts with the attached tag on the angel that includes the case number.

You get to keep the paper angel ornament as a reminder of the child or the children that you helped this holiday season.

The ABC Action News lobby is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., except for Thanksgiving.

We will have giveaways and drawings for great prizes to say thank you to our viewers, including a $500 gift card to the Gold & Diamond Source. Enter the drawing when you stop by to pick up your Angels. Entry forms are on the table in the lobby.

All purchased gifts for the ABC Action News Angel Tree must be returned by Monday, December 11.

If you cannot make it to the ABC Action News studios, there are 53 other Angel Trees set up across the Tampa Bay area. Visit for all locations and the date the gifts must be returned by.