Registration open for Christmas assistance in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro families seeking assistance to provide gifts for their kids this Christmas can now apply for the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" program.

The program allows other families, or the Salvation Army itself, to sponsor a child or family in need and provide items on his or her wish list.

Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator Carole Whisnant says last year the Greensboro program helped 4,200 children.

To apply, visit the office at 821 S. Aycock St. this week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will need your photo identification, birth certificates for all children seeking gifts (only those 12 and under are eligible) and records of income and expenses.

Volunteers say, by far, the most common item kids ask for is a bicycle.

To sponsor a family or to donate to the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program, call 336-235-0352.

Other Salvation Army branches in the Piedmont will be hosting similar assistance programs. The next one is in Winston-Salem on Oct. 6.

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