Angels still are in need of adoption as the annual “Adopt -an-Angel” campaign is set to wrap up in just over a week.
“We would like to thank the public for their amazing response, as always, for adopting our angels,” said Debra Bruyere of Kenora-Rainy River Child and Family Services, which organizes the annual gift drive for children in their care and in need across the district.
“As well, we would like to thank everyone who has been so generous,” she added.
“Including Beta Sigma Phi sorority, [which] is donating the proceeds of their baby picture project, the ‘Mitts for Kids’ project, [which] is donating mitts, as well as the many other groups and individuals that help make Christmas brighter for our kids.”
This year, just over 150 “angels” are looking to be adopted.
Although the response has been great so far, Bruyere said about half of the “angels” are still in need of adoption before the Friday, Dec. 16 deadline.
“If you are planning on buying [a gift] for one of our children, we have three trees set up for your convenience,” she remarked, noting these locations are at Walmart and The Bargain Shop here and Tompkins Hardware in Emo.
Each angel on the tree represents a child, and has suggestions about what sort of gifts they would be interested in.
These gifts can be purchased at the store, where they will be stored away until picked up by Child and Family Services to be distributed to the youngsters before Christmas.