Delray Beach, Florida – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach
County is in the midst of its annual Christmas Campaign to
raise money and goods for neighbors in need who often remain
overlooked during the holidays and all year long.
This year The Salvation Army has partnered with Wish
Boutique for their first ever “Wish Loves Angels” Event.
“Wish wanted to draw attention to all the angels on The
Salvation Army Angel Tree and make every effort to make all
their dreams come true this Christmas just as we make all
our shoppers dreams come true daily,” said Rachel Gottfried,
The event will take place Saturday, December 17th
from 11am- 3pm at 16850 Jog Road Suite 112 in Delray Beach.
The Salvation Army Brass Band and Youth Choir will be on
hand to make the event a festive occasion as well as a trunk
show featuring Blanc. Patrons of Wish Boutique are asked to
bring in a new toy for the Angels or make a monetary
contribution to The Salvation Army.
“The economy has again made it a rough year for many
families, and we’ve seen it firsthand in the number of
people coming to us for help,” said Major Thomas McWilliams,
The Salvation Army Area Commander for Palm Beach County.
“It’s especially hard during Christmas when so many of our
neighbors don’t know how they’ll have the means to provide
for their families. That’s why The Salvation Army looks to
our community partners like Wish for their generosity; in
turn allowing us to show that same compassion and kindness
to the less fortunate.”
This holiday season has been one of the busiest yet. The
Salvation Army has seen an increase of over 400 new children
with the Angel Tree Program this year. The Angel Tree
program allows families in the county with little or no
financial means to have a wonderful Christmas. The
objective is to allow individuals to enter into a personal
giving program with a child. Salvation Army officials stress
that any contribution to this event will help.
About The Salvation Army
of Palm Beach County
The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part
of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has
been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 89 years. Over 19,000 Palm Beach County
residents receive assistance from The Salvation Army each
year through the broadest array of social services that
range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless
and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of
every dollar spent is used to support those services in our
local communities. For more information, go to