The Salvation Army is once again sponsoring its Angel Giving Tree campaign to provide Christmas cheer to needy Pine Bluff area families during the holiday season, officials said.

The Salvation Army is once again sponsoring its Angel Giving Tree campaign to provide Christmas cheer to needy Pine Bluff area families during the holiday season, officials said.

“We are putting up the trees at The Pines mall, Walmart, USA Drugs and Goody’s,” said Capt. Joanna Robinson of the Salvation Army. “Each tree has the names of either children aged newborn to 12 or senior citizens aged 65 and older in the community who are low income and in need of help.”

“Each tag on the tree has the person’s name, how old they are, clothing sizes and the person’s wants and needs,” Robinson said. “When someone selects a name off of the tree they can buy everything, just the clothes or just the toys. December 22 is distribution day when families come and pick up their items. They will also get food along with the Christmas gifts.”

Robinson said that volunteers will be needed to set up the family boxes and bags, to make sure that each bag has the right items and to carry bags to cars on distribution day.

“We’ll need people all day on Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., to carry the bags,” Robinson said. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Angel Giving Tree campaign is asked to call 534-0504.