The community is coming together to make seasons bright, by fulfilling Christmas wishes. Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is coming to Saline County thanks to a partnership with the City of Benton, Benton Parks and Recreation, the City of Bryant, Bishop Park, Everett Buick GMC, Stated Apparel, Riverside Grocery, Woodfire Grill, Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union, and Bryant Pharmacy.
Over 350 Saline County families have requested assistance through the Angel Tree program this season. Christmas trees with kids’ wants and needs are set up now at several locations. Take a minute and stop by one of these locations to select a child’s Christmas wishes to make them come true.
Once a child or senior adult has been registered and accepted as an Angel, their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of and new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree. All gifts should be turned in by December 9th , 2023.
Benton’s River Center has agreed to be a drop off location for anyone who adopts an Angel. “We are pleased to be a part of this wonderful program and have already seen tremendous participation from our residents here in Benton, with more than half of our Angels from our tree already selected.” Stephanie Jones Benton Parks Director said.
“Benton is a place of love and giving; I know that if families are able, they will step up to the plate and help make a child and that child’s family Christmas a memorable one. Every family in Saline County deserves to have the best Holiday season and with the public’s help we can make this happen.” Tom Farmer Benton Mayor
In addition to the Angel Tree Program, Salvation Army Bell ringers will also be around the city at various businesses collecting donations through the red kettle program.