Wyandotte Patch is partnering with the to put Christmas presents under the trees of some needy children.
The Salvation Army is on tap to help
While the Downriver Salvation Army Corps has a number of Christmas-related programs, its signature event is its Toy Shop, where parents can come and pick out toys for their children, ages newborn to 14.
The gifts are donated through the , which partners with area businesses, churches and civic organizations to collect the toys.
That’s where Wyandotte Patch comes in.
We are hosting a virtual angel tree and are inviting our readers to select a child they’d like to sponsor.
The Salvation Army has assigned us with 50 paper cutouts, each designating a deserving child.
To “pick” an angel off our tree, post a comment below. Let us know if you prefer a boy or girl and what age. Or, we’ll be happy to select a child for you.
Once you post your comment, we will email you privately with more information on the child. We'll also post a personalized photo of your angel cutout.
It’s then time for you to head to the store and purchase a gift or two for your child. The presents should be new, age-appropriate and unwrapped.
When you’re done shopping, you can either drop off your gift at or call us at 734-276-9722 to arrange a pickup. We have partnered with Tongue’s and they are serving as our official drop-off location.
All gifts must be turned in by 5 p.m. Dec. 15.
In addition to toys, the Salvation Army also provides the families it helps with a food box and a Kroger gift card. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items also are needed and can be dropped off at Tongue's as well.
If you represent a business, organization or an extra generous family and you wish to adopt multiple children, please email Wyandotte Patch Editor Jason Alley at email@example.com.