Gift giving opportunities begin in Lubbock

Gift giving opportunities begin in Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The true value of a gift is the sentiment behind it and giving opportunities are abundant right now and usually it's the thought not so much the gift that counts,  for most it's a blessing to give than receive.  

"A lot of families want to come and give as much as they can," said Whitney Houston, Lieutenant Assistant for the Salvation Army. "They don't know what to do, what do we do for Christmas we want to do something special, this is something special they can do." 

The Salvation Army continued its long time tradition known as the Angel Tree. The South Plains Mall purchased three large angel shaped trees and had them placed in three different areas inside the mall. 

"We started the day right after Thanksgiving," said Houston. "The South Plains Mall has actually purchased this beautiful Christmas tree shaped like an angel for a reason, because on the Christmas tree we have all these beautiful angels that are hanging on our tree." 

Volunteers with the Salvation Army will be assisting anyone who would like to choose an angel during this holiday season up until December 21st ,but recommend to have all gifts and items purchased brought back by December 15th. 

Home Instead Senior Care has also teamed up with other local non-profit organizations to provide senior citizens who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. 

"You never realize that a blanket could warm somebodies heart so much as it does," said Whitney Klingbeil with Home Instead Senior Care. "These seniors don't ask for much." 

The Santa for a senior program has been around for the past ten years and every year the number of seniors in need continues to grow. 

"Well the reason behind is that most seniors are isolated." said Klingbeil. "These seniors they really enjoy having that simple visit. These items are something you and I probably don't think would be a gift such as deodorant, cleaning supplies, tooth brush, tooth paste, things like that." 

The Texas Boys Ranch is also another organization who has several angel tree locations set up across the city. If you would like to participate and donate with the following organizations you can do so respectively. 

Salvation Army : Angels Tree  

Three locations inside the South Plains Mall, will receive gifts until December 21st and are asking to drop off gifts by December 15th. 

Home Instead Senior Care: A Santa for A Senior 

Donation Deadline Wednesday December 6th. 

Donation Locations 

City Bank, 5219 City Bank Parkway (off Marsha Sharp Fwy.) 
LakeRidge Chapel & Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd St. 
Tom's Tree Place- 5104 34th St. 
Wal Mart, 4215 S. Loop 289 (Quaker & South Loop) 
True Value Hardware (Redbud Center) 1126 Slide Rd. 
Home Instead Senior Care, 1010 Slide Rd. 

Texas Boys Ranch: Angel Tree 

Big Tex Plumbing and Heating, 2909 I27 
Allen Bookkeeping and Payroll Services, 4601 50th suite 102 
Piper, 5604 Slide Rd. 
The Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 308 Ave V 
Walk by Faith Radio, 2700 Marshall St. 
Define, 4413 82nd Suite 130
Abuelos 4401 82nd St. 
City Bank, 3501 Slide Rd. 
Amerigroup Health Plan, 3223 S. Loop 289 Ste. 140
Brock Carpet, 717 Ave G, Levelland 
Aim Bank, 110 College Ave, Levelland 
Billy Price Ace Hardware, 602 Clubview Dr, Levelland 


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