A November fire at The Salvation Army’s Family Store damaged a lot of the new toys and other items stored to provide a head start for this year’s Angel Tree Program, which provides toys and gifts to Smith County children and seniors whose families cannot afford them.
All Saint’s third-grade teacher Ginger Stewart heard about the fire on the radio and decided to do a service project with her students that would benefit the agency.
On Dec. 12, the three All Saints third-grade classes delivered toys they had collected to The Salvation Army in Tyler.
Chantel Millin, community and corporate relations coordinator for The Salvation Army in Tyler, said as many as 2,500 Smith County kids and 500 seniors will benefit from this year’s Angel Tree Program.
During the visit, the students received a tour of the facilities, the chapel, the afterschool tutoring area, and the housing unit, according to an All Saints news release.