After a successful first year, the Anchorage Police Department has brought back its Project Angel Tree.


Through the project, Anchorage residents can provide presents for local children in need.


The Anchorage School District provided the names and wishlists of more than 40 children. As the tags started to quickly disappear, police said they would request an additional 25 names for the project.


“Select an angel off of the tree which includes the name, age and Christmas gift wish of a child in need in our community,” police explained.


Those who wish to participate are asked to bring in their child’s selected presents unwrapped to the APD headquarters at 4501 Elmore Road by 6 p.m. on Dec. 16.


“Then our employees, as well as volunteers, put them in an APD vehicle and have uniformed police officers deliver them to the individual’s families’ homes,” said senior patrol officer Angelina Fraize.


Last year, the department handed out presents to 69 children, surpassing their initial goal of 50.


KTVA 11’s Heather Hintze contributed to this report.


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