Organizers: 2,500 tags from Salvation Army’s Angel Tree not returned, deadline extended

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A local charity is extending the deadline to help families in need this Christmas.

The deadline for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program was originally scheduled for Dec. 10, but it has been extended in hopes of providing more help for families.

As of Wednesday, organizers say 2,500 angels have not been returned with their gifts.

On average, 15 to 20 percent of angels are not returned each year because they are lost or forgotten.

“Every angel tag represents someone in our community who is in need,” said Major Charlotte Gargis, associate area commander of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma. “The Angel Tree is an amazing opportunity for us all to share the blessings we have received with others who are lacking this Christmas.”

The angel trees are located at Quail Springs Mall and Penn Square Mall.

The deadline to return the angels with gifts has been extended through Dec. 12.

If you cannot adopt an angel, but would still like to donate, the Salvation Army’s distribution center is accepting new, unwrapped toys and clothing items for children between the ages of 6 and 14-years-old.

Toy and clothing donations may be dropped off at the mall angel trees or the Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads until Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

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