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Find a Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree - 2013

Phoenix Area Malls Where You Can Pick a Christmas Angel


Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding

The Salvation Army's Christmas Angel program is a tradition in Arizona. It began in 1986. This is a very personal way in which you can brighten the holidays for a needy child, by purchasing new clothes or a toy for that specific child. In 2012 the program distributed 147,716 toys to  51,866 children in Arizona.

Christmas Angel trees can be found in various Phoenix area shopping malls. Each of the trees is decorated with Christmas Angel tags that represent a boy or girl 12 years of age or younger. These are children whose families have qualified for holiday assistance through The Salvation Army and have met the criteria established by the organization. To buy a gift for a Christmas Angel, simply remove the tag from the tree, register the angel with a volunteer and then shop for your angel. Return your gifts by the deadline to the volunteers at that same location, unwrapped, and The Salvation Army will take care of the rest.

What I like about the Salvation Army's Christmas Angel program is that you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars, and you know that 100% of your donation will go to a child! Some children ask for costly gifts, but some do not, or some are very young and just need basics. You can purchase the gifts wherever you'd like; you don't have to buy them at the mall. Watch for sales and coupons! Remember, they must be new items.

A final word about the gifts: it seems easiest to buy gifts for younger children, but every year a large number of children in the 8 to 12 year old range are left out because no one selects them. Would you consider being the one who makes this a wonderful Christmas for one of them?

Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Locations

Dates for 2013 are Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 23, 2013. Stop by early for the largest selection.


Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 North Tatum Blvd, Phoenix
Map to this mall
Tree Location: near Dave & Buster's

9611 N. Metro Parkway West, Phoenix
Map to this mall
Park near Macy's, upper level

Christown Spectrum Mall
1703 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
Near Costco

Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix
Center Court

Camelback Colonnade
1919 E. Camelback Rd.
Near Last Chance

Outlets at Anthem
Map to this mall
4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix
At Customer Service area


Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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Lower Level Macy's Court

East Valley

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
Map to this mall
Tree Location: near Dave & Buster's

Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe
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Food Court

Chandler Fashion Center
3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Map to this mall
Park near Sears, lower level

Fiesta Mall
1445 W Southern Ave, Mesa
Park near Macy's Lower Level

Superstition Springs
6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa
Park near Macy's, lower level

SanTan Village
2290 S. SanTan Village Pkwy., Gilbert
Map to this mall
Park near SanTan Courtyard Pavilion

West Valley

Arrowhead Towne Center
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale
Park near Sear's, lower level

Desert Sky Mall
7611 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix
Located in Center Court

Casa Grande

Promenade at Casa Grande
1005 N. Promenade Pkwy, Casa Grande
Map to this mall
Park near Harkins Theaters

For more information and volunteer opportunities associated with the Christmas Angel Program, visit the Salvation Army online.

All locations are subject to change without notice.

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