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Salvation Army's Angel Tree program gets a boost in bay area

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program has picked up support from Les Schwab Tires and other businesses in the North Bend/Coos Bay area.

The program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of kids who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.

Businesses are given paper "angels" along with a child's first name, age, and whether the gift is for a boy or a girl.

Employees and customers are welcome to pick an angel and make a child's wish come true.

The Salvation Army says the program is a direct way for the community to help.

"The need is to see a smile on a child, that's really the need,” said Salvation Army Envoy Dennis Stumpf. “At the Salvation Army, we tend to more on the food and the clothing, shelter, those kinds of things, but toys, it's all about the smile."

You can pick up an Angel Tree tag at any Les Schwab tire store in the bay area.

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