Donations to benefit Angel Tree Program

Burger King Hawaii customers are invited to make a cash contribution toward a Christmas gift for a needy child through Dec. 15.

This is the second year the restaurant chain and Aloha United Way are teaming up in the program to provide gifts through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

“Any amount is welcome – it all adds up to meaningful gifts,” said Denise Yamauchi, Burger King Hawaii managing director.

Each week, the donations will be processed and matched to a requested gift through the Salvation Army program.

“This program is rewarding and touching for everyone involved, because at times, some of the children ask for modest things that many of us take for granted, such as school supplies, backpacks and toiletries,” said Cindy Adams, Aloha United Way president and CEO.

The donations collected on each island will be used for gift requests for recipients on that island, according to an announcement. Last year’s campaign raised nearly $9,000, enough to buy approximately 300 gifts.