The Salvation Army in Towanda is looking for support from area residents for its 2012 Salvation Army Angel Tree project.

The project, which opened for registration on Oct. 15, is aiming to help 45 needy children have presents for Christmas.

Registration to receive presents is closed.

Of the 45 children registered, only three have been sponsored. The program needs presents donated by this Sunday, Dec. 15.

The tree is located inside the Wysox Kmart on the right after entering the main entrance, near the front desk.

If interested in donating a present, choose a tag from the tree and read the information about the child being sponsored. The tag offers basic information about the child such as clothing sizes, and also has a written request for a certain type of toy the child would like for Christmas. After making a purchase for the child, drop the item off at the front desk.

"I am asking people to get what they can. I would like to see every tag connected to a gift," said Salvation Army Caseworker Jan Russell. Russell is confident that the community will come through saying, "We have such a great community in Bradford County and we are looking for support (with the tree)."

Russell also expressed a need for office volunteers and noted that The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers to ring the bell at Red Kettle locations.

The Christmas season is the busiest time of year for The Salvation Army, which depends on volunteers everywhere to make Christmas an enjoyable day for needy children.

The Salvation Army is located at 105 Main Street, Towanda. For more information on the Angel Tree project or any Salvation Army event call (570) 265-5932.