RALEIGH (WTVD) — The Salvation Army of Wake County is Merry Christmas Wishes counting on the community to help thousands of children have a merry Christmas.
The nonprofit kicked off its Angel Tree program which aims to give children the Christmas of their dreams.
This year more than 7,900 kids have signed up for the program.
You can find the Angel Trees at Crabtree Valley Mall near the LEGO store and at Triangle Town Center near Barnes and Noble.
Each tree is packed with angel cards with the names, ages and gift suggestions for children registered in the program.
Each angel is ready for members of the community to adopt for Christmas. The Angel Tree program runs until Dec.13.
Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical is based on the heartfelt book of the same name by Chicago creative powerhouse Denise McGowan Tracy and tells the story of a rag doll named Eleanor who lives in a magical world. Despite her love for her North Pole family, including Santa, Mrs. “Cookie” Claus, Clara Claus, and the elves – Twinkle, Sprinkle, and Sparkle, Eleanor’s very merry Christmas wish is for a best friend and home of her own. Realizing that wishing is not enough, she writes a letter to Santa expressing her wish. The letter opens the door to answering many questions and to the journey which leads to her wish (and others) coming true.