Adopt an Arc Angel this Holiday Season

Thank you to everyone who has adopted an Angel this year! We look forward to next year and will be going live November 1st, 2023.

This holiday season, as you shop for the special people in your life, we ask you to consider adding an Arc Angel to your list. For the hundreds of individuals without family, the magic of Christmas morning would not be possible without the generosity of community members like you. You can be a part of the indescribable joy that gifts under the tree bring to the people we serve.

The Arc of Central Alabama is a place to call home for over 325 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 12-82. Sadly, 75% of our residents do not have an active family member or caregiver in their lives. More than 84 community-integrated homes make up The Arc’s Residential Program, providing necessities like food, medicine, clothing, transportation and more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Arc homes also provide the important intangibles of life like security, comfort, dignity and relationships that many of us take for granted.

How It Works

How Does Arc Angels Work? 

  1. Forms are sent to each Arc-supported home and participants (Angels) tell us about themselves and a list of their needs and or/ wishes.
  2. Santa’s elves receive the forms back at our Crestwood workshop where the information is organized for you (adopter).
  3. Generous donors select Angels, purchase gifts, and return them to the locations provided on our website by the given deadline.
  4. Upon their return, the gifts are organized and wrapped by Santa’s volunteer elves, and then picked up or delivered to the Angel.

How You Can Help


Shop for an angel based on age, gender and wish list, and return unwrapped gifts to the locations provided under the FAQ tab by December 5th, 2022.


Help us provide the joy that unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning can bring by attending one or more of our gift wrapping sessions. All spots have been filled. Thank you for your interest and please check us out next year.

Arc Angels FAQs

Angel Tree FAQs 

Where do I return unwrapped gifts for the Angel(s) I adopted?

Returned unwrapped gifts to an Angel Tree location listed above or either of the locations below.

The Arc’s Crestwood Campus – 6001 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212

Harbin Pharmacy (Crestline) – 57 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

The Arc’s Blount County Day Program – 615 Fairground Avenue, Oneonta, AL 35121

How do I identify my angel when it is returned?

Simply print off your angel’s info and place along with all gifts in one large bag (preferably a tied trash bag).

Is there a set amount I am supposed to spend on gifts? 

There is no set amount when purchasing items off your Angel’s list. We simply appreciate your generous heart in what you provide. However, to give donors an example, we suggest 7-10 gifts per angel for them to unwrap.

Are there other ways I can help The Arc Residential Program this Christmas? 

Make a monetary donation on our Donation Page to help us cover costs for an Angel that doesn’t get adopted. Also, don’t forget to choose our organization when you make purchases through AmazonSmile and a portion will be donated back to us.

Questions & Comments

We look forward to hearing from you!

Email and one of Santa’s elves will get back to you soon!


Click on an angel below, put in your information, and then have fun! Shop for your angel(s) based on age, gender and wish list, and return unwrapped gifts to the locations provided under the FAQ tab above by December 5th, 2022.