Holiday shopping is about to kick into high gear and you can help make the season a little merrier for families in need by adding just a few more items to that shopping list. The Marinette Salvation Army has set out to provide Christmas food and gifts to more residents than ever this year following the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic toll. To meet this need, they’ve once again set up Angel Trees at several locations throughout Marinette and are asking people to consider selecting one of the tags hung there and picking up a few of the items on that child’s wish list. Captain Rhegan Stansbury says the already have more than 300 children signed up and they’re expecting to serve 30% more than they did in 2019.

Alternatively, shoppers will also find drop boxes throughout the community where they can donate new, unwrapped toys to be distributed this Christmas. Stansbury says they serve families from throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties, including those with teenage children.

Angel Tree items need to be returned to the Salvation Army on Russell Street in Marinette by December 7th. Cash or gift card donations are also welcome and can be made by contacting the Salvation Army directly at 715-735-7448.