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Playing Santa for a Day


From left to right you can see Andrew, Pierce, Leah and Phil from NeedTo with Andrea from The Salvation Army.

Some of the team pulled together this week to volunteer and learn a little bit about Austin Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. It’s an amazing holiday donation drive that benefits thousands of families in need – over 6000 children in the Austin area alone! While some of us sorted shipments constantly coming in from donation locations, the others shopped for their Angel Tree kids straight from the giant stockpile of toys Salvation Army has on hand. Seeing the whole production come to life from donation to delivery for the families under Angel Tree was quite an awesome and humbling experience. If you have the time this year, I definitely recommend donating a few hours out of your schedule to do the same!

There are still many volunteer openings all the way up until the 21st! If you’d like to join the cause, you can sign up to be a volunteer, or look at NeedTo.com for volunteer opportunities.


2 comments… add one

  • Jan Gunter January 3, 2014, 9:47 pm

    Thank you so much for volunteering with The Angel Tree this year and helping bring the magic of Christmas to thousands of children. You guys are awesome!
    Jan Gunter
    Communications and Community Relations Director
    The Salvation Army, Austin

    • Leah Quayle January 13, 2014, 4:32 pm

      Thanks Jan! We look forward to seeing you soon!
      -Leah Quayle and the NeedTo Team

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