The Salvation Army will be hosting a kick-off celebration for the annual Angel Tree and Red Kettle Campaigns.
The festivities will be held inside the Mall of Abilene by Best Buy at 10 a.m. on November 18.
There will be live music and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will be there to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Angel Tree helps underprivileged children enjoy Christmas in a way they would not otherwise, through gifts and needed clothing items.
The Red Kettle Campaign donations go to help the Salvation Army with their year-round efforts to help those in need.
The Salvation Army is also taking donations to assist victims of the Haiyan Typhoon.