From The Salvation Army: 

The Salvation Army of Washoe County will be doing Angel Tree registration differently this year and it is essential to get this information to the community.

We will be registering families for our Angel Tree program ahead of the distribution this year.  Participants will be given an appointment day and time to return for their gifts.  Families must register ahead of the distribution to participate.  The registrations began in October in the Social Services office of our Community Center, located at 1931 Sutro Street in Reno, Suite 101 and will continue through November.  There will be no Angel Tree Registration in December.  

Registrations will be processed Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 11 AM and 1:30 – 3:30 PM each day.  Please note that there will be no registrations accepted on Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) or Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24).

In order to successfully register, participants must bring the following items: ID for head of household; proof of Washoe County residency (power bill, lease, etc., documentation must have physical address), birth certificate or other proof of age for all children (ages 0 - 17) to be registered, and proof of low-income eligibility: pay stubs, SNAP card, etc.  Please note that Social Security cards are not accepted to qualify children for this program.

Toy registration is for children in low income families ages 0 to 17.  Once again, families must register now to receive an appointment for gift distribution.    

Last year, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Toys for Tots, was able to provide new toys for over 7,500 children in Washoe County.  We anticipate helping about the same number of children or more this year.  

If you wish to donate to The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, the first Angel Tree will be up in Meadowood Mall on Friday, November 4.  Monetary and toy donations are also accepted at The Salvation Army.  If you wish to make a credit card donation, please call 775-688-4555.

From The Salvation Army