BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) ––– This holiday season, the Salvation Army is in desperate need as nearly 1,600 kids remain unadopted for their Angel Tree Program.

The Salvation Army says the program helps support hardworking parents who must choose between paying bills and buying Christmas presents. Parents who qualify can sign their children up to be adopted by the program. People will then shop and donate toys and clothing based on the list given with the application. Then the parents can pick up those gifts the weekend before Christmas.

This year, Angel Tree distribution will take place on December 17th-18th. So there are only a few weeks left in which to make sure your Angels are adopted and returned. This year shopping can be done online and shipped directly to The Salvation Army, but it is important to know shipping delays might mean your donations will not make it in time.

If you want to participate in the program, you can sign up at salvationarmybatonrouge.org.