The Salvation Army announced today that 43 Angel Tree Angels still need to be adopted.

The deadline was over the weekend but has been extended until Dec. 12 in the hopes of finding gift buyers for the remaining Angels. 

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program provides Christmas gifts to needy children, their families and senior citizens who would not otherwise receive gifts. The program also provides necessities like warm clothing and food. 

The program’s Christmas trees are located at Hamilton Place, Northgate and Bradley Square malls. 

“We are asking the community to be really generous and shop for these last 43 Angels so everyone will have a wonderful Christmas,” Maj. Teresa Newsome, associate area commander, said in a prepared statement. “We also need those who have adopted Angels to return those gifts as soon as they possibly can.”

Officials also noted that hundreds of Angels’ gifts have not been returned yet.

Additionally, volunteers are needed for Angel Tree gift distribution Dec. 16-17. Click here to sign up for a shift. 

Click here or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to make a monetary donation.