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The Salvation Army partners with WVEC 13 NewsNow, The Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund, United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and Operation Blessing to provide Christmas assistance to families in need. Families with children ages 0-11 may apply for this program and receive toys, food and, if selected for the Angel Tree program, clothing items as well.

2017 Informational Flyer & Schedule Available for Download Here.

Angel Tree

Since 1984, WVEC-TV 13 NewsNow has been a proud partner of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. In Hampton Roads, each Christmas more than 60 businesses, churches, corporations, and vendors display Angel Tree for community members to adopt and shop for clothing for a child in need registered with The Salvation Army. Clothing items are returned to the location where the tag was picked up and The Salvation Army picks the items up from the store and distributes them to the appropriate children during Christmas distribution.

**Frequently Asked Questions:**

Who we are?
The Salvation Army, The Joy Fund, Toys for Tots, Operation Blessing and the Angel Tree programs are working together again to assist families in need this year. Families can apply for all four programs with a single application using the process listed on the back of this flyer. Assistance for each of these programs will then be provided at a single distribution site between December 15th and December 20th.

Who Do We Serve?
The Salvation Army is looking for families in need of help this Christmas season. If you are facing an economic hardships or household crisis and have children ages birth through 11 years old, you may be eligible for holiday assistance this year.

What Do We Provide?
Children ages birth through 11 years will receive toys courtesy of the Toys for Tots and Joy Fund programs; a food package; and the possibility of clothing items through the Angel Tree program.

How Do I Apply?

The Salvation Army is not planning to schedule any additional application activities outside of those listed here. If you’d like to apply, please plan to attend one of these events bringing all paperwork noted.


  • Current Government Picture ID for Parent/Guardian (With correct address or 2 bills to prove city of residence)
  • Birth Certificates for ALL children ages 0-11 (we must be able to verify each child’s age and parents)
    • If you are not the parent of the child you’re applying for you must bring proof of legal guardianship.
  • Current documentation (less than 12 months) of TANF, income based housing and/or Food Stamps (SNAP). SNAP cards will only be considered if they include your name on the front.
  • If you do not receive any of the above income pre-qualifiers, please bring the following
    • Employment paystubs (for the last 30 days) for all working household members. If self employed bring 30 days of work receipts or your 2016 W-2.
    • Proof of unemployment benefits, child support, housing assistance, Social Security, SSI and/or verification of any other types of household income.
    • IF REPORTING $0 income (and no pre-qualifier), you will be required to go to your local Employment Commission office and get documentation showing you have not worked in the state of Virginia in the last quarter.
  • Proof of household Crisis (if applicable)

You must bring the documents above when you apply. If you are missing any of this documentation, you will be asked to collect it and come back to another application event


*Chesapeake residents in zip codes 23321/23323 please see the Portsmouth information below

Sign ups for Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake have concluded. Future sign up dates may be added.

Please continue to check our website and call 757-543-8100 extension 64249 for the most up-to-date information.


(Clients living in these areas MUST sign up at the Portsmouth office with no exceptions)


Please email us at with any questions!

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