Wednesday, volunteers sorted through toys and clothes for the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree.
The non-profit is asking for help from the community to provide gifts for angels who were not adopted.
“What happens to the kids on the angel tree that aren’t selected," said Katy Rich. She's helping answer that question by organizing a toy drive at her office. This is the third year she's participated in William's Energy toy drive. This year they donated more than 450 gifts to the Salvation Army.
“Our community really has a big heart and so it always comes through. The number of toy drives we’ve had this year has really gone up so we’ve seen a lot of people step forward," said Major Mark Harwell.
Major Harwell is the Area Commander for Salvation Army and said at the beginning of the holiday season there were 6,400 children on the Angel Tree.
“Knowing that there are people who are struggling and they are every year, but there are families who are particularly in crisis having gone through the pandemic and really are not able to provide Christmas for their family this year," said Harwell.
He said they still need help fulfilling the wish list for 700 angels.
“Supporting this effort and their system and their process is so efficient. We know those toys are going to get to good homes in time for the holidays," said Rich.
You can drop off toys at the Joy Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at at 924 S. Hudson in Tulsa or shop virtually here.