Christmas Angel Program Now Accepting Applications  

The 2021 Christmas Angel Program was a huge success, providing over 500 children with gifts. Photo courtesy of Senior Behavioral Health Counselor Annamari Hogan

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Social Services Department is now taking applications for the 2022 Christmas Angel Program. The department has been hosting the program for more than 10 years to help assist Community families during the holiday season.

Social Services began accepting applications on October 3. There are three ways to submit an application: by phone, by email or in person. Applications will be accepted until the program is full, which usually means up to mid-November. The first batch of gifts will be handed out to Community families on December 12. Please note that children in the kinship and foster programs are not eligible for the Christmas Angel Program (but they may be eligible for other holiday-season programs). 

After all applications are received, they will be assigned to sponsors or donors who fulfill the Christmas wishes. They are provided with the child’s age, gender, clothing and shoe sizes, and needs and wants. Last year, the Christmas Angel Program received 472 applications and provided Christmas gifts to 515 children. 

If you are interested in signing up your children for the Christmas Angel Program, if you would like to be a volunteer this year, or if you or your business/corporation wants to be a sponsor or donor, visit the Social Services Department at 10005 E. Osborn Road, Building 32 (north side of building); call (480) 362-7460 and leave a voicemail; or send an email to

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