The holiday campaign is providing Salvation Army organizations across the country with $155,000 this year.
Sign-ups will be hosted at the Salvation Army office in Terre Haute from 10 a.m.to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.
The person then goes and buys the gifts, and returns them to the Angel Tree with the tag attached to the wrapping.
The friendly competition is to help raise money for The Salvation Army, a ministry "motivated by the love of God to meet human needs - feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, housing the homeless, and supporting people throughout the community".
"My husband was on angel tree when he was a kid so we chose to give back and, instead of us buying each other gifts, we bought gifts for someone in need", said one woman.
"It makes me happy because I know it's going to good use", said Baldwin.
The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal is a nationwide initiative where people donate to their local centre any new unwrapped toys and gifts for children, families, older people and people experiencing homelessness this Christmas.
Wellsboro Lions Club President Jim Carleton says the club has supported the cause for the past five years.
The paint shop initially was given gift orders for 100 children, but provided even more than that and the cash donation. Still to come are UAW Local 1112's annual Care and Share food distribution at the union hall and the Toys for Kids event sponsored by UAW Local 1714. "God always provides down to the last penny". Captain Charles Adams gives us the background of the Salvation Army in New Haven and the campaign.