Angel Tree sign ups to kick off the holiday season

MECOSTA, OSCEOLA, LAKE COUNTIES — With the season of giving around the corner, the 2019 Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program sign ups began Oct. 22.

In partnership with the community and its sponsors, the program provides free Christmas gifts to children in Mecosta, Osceola, Lake and Newaygo counties.

Those interested in helping the program can look for collection boxes and Angel Tree Tags.

Volunteers may then purchase toys and donate them to the program.

Requirements to register, include:

• Photo ID with current address;

• Proof of all household income;

• ID for each child being registered with proof of date of birth (birth certificate, shot record, school record); and

• If not the biological parent: custody or guardianship papers.

For questions or more information, please call (231) 796-5597 or visit