Angel Tree update: Over 100 angels adopted so far
We here at The Recorder continue to be impressed and humbled at the outpouring of support and Christmas cheer our communities have shown by coming down to our office and adopting angels from our Angel Tree.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, 107 of the 140 angels we have hung on the tree in our lobby have been adopted by community members who are willing to give the gifts of comfort and joy to children in need this holiday.
In addition to kind-hearted individuals adopting angels, several local businesses have gotten in on the goodwill as well. Businesses like Franklin and Associates and Hansen Travel have come in and adopted several angels each, and employees from the Tule River Tribal Health Clinic adopted 16 angels.
We are especially grateful to Setton Pistachio, who presented The Recorder with a check on Friday morning for $500 go toward angel gifts.
If you haven’t heard about our Angel Tree yet, here’s how it works: each angel ornament on the Angel Tree at our office at 115 E. Oak Ave. in Porterville represents a boy or girl in our community whose family could really use a hand with gift purchases this holiday season. On the back of each angel is the child’s name and gender, as well as their shoe size, shirt size and pant size.
Simply pick an angel to adopt, purchase and wrap whatever gifts you want to give them, and have them back to the Recorder office by December 14 so we can get them to their families in time for Christmas.
We cannot express how happy we are here at the Recorder that our Angel Tree has already been so successful in its first year, but we want to be sure that every angel knows their community cares for them.
So if you haven’t already, please consider coming down and adopting an angel today. Few things feel better than a gift given to someone who could use a hand during tough times, and we know there is no shortage of goodwill and holiday cheer in Porterville.
Jeff Gibbons, the Grow Relations Manager for Setton Farms, hand Josie Chapman of the Porterville Recorder a $500 donation to help buy gifts for the Recorder’s Angel Tree children.