‘Adopt an Angel’ nearing end


There’s just a few days left to “adopt an angel” as Family and Children’s Services gets ready to wrap up its annual campaign for this holiday season.
“It’s been a really great response this year and the gifts have been excellent,” noted Debra Bruyere of FACS,who has been organizing the annual event which sees toys collected for foster children as well as children in need being served by the agency across the district.
“We still have about 40 angels left to be adopted,” Bruyere added, out of the 170 “angels” the agency is assisting.
But Friday morning will be the last time people can adopt these “angels” as the trees will be taken down that afternoon.
Presents then will be delivered to each of the children by Dece. 23.
Those still interested in adopting an angel can visit Wal-Mart and The Bargain Shop here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo, where they will find a Christmas tree decorated with angel ornaments—each with a “fake” name of a child on it, their age, and suggestions for what they want for Christmas.
After selecting the items in the store, they can be brought to the cashier for purchase.
The gift then will be stored there until picked up by FACS volunteers and delivered to the children.
This is the eighth year the campaign has run.