More dona­tions sought for An­gel Tree

The Oklahoman - - NEWS - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

A lo­cal non­profit is seek­ing the com­mu­nity's help in ful­fill­ing the Christ­mas wishes of chil­dren and older adults in need.

Lead­ers with the Sal­va­tion Army Cen­tral Ok­la­homa Area Com­mand said more than 300 "an­gels" still need to be adopted for Christ­mas.

Each an­gel tag on the An­gel Trees at Penn Square Mall and Quail Springs Mall rep­re­sents a child or older adult who will be for­got­ten this hol­i­day with­out the pub­lic's aid. Com­mu­nity mem­bers may "adopt" one of th­ese in­di­vid­u­als by pur­chas­ing hol­i­day gifts listed on their an­gel tag.

Dead­line to turn the gifts in to the An­gel Tree pro­gram is Tues­day.

The gifts pur­chased for the chil­dren and se­niors on the An­gel Tree are of­ten the only Christ­mas gifts they re­ceive, said Maj. Su­san El­lis, area com­man­der of the Sal­va­tion Army Cen­tral Ok­la­homa Area Com­mand.

"Even though our an­gels may never know where th­ese gifts come from, the feel­ing they get on Christ­mas morn­ing when they open their gifts will stay with them for­ever,” El­lis said.

"We ask for the com­mu­nity’s help to en­sure no an­gel is for­got­ten this hol­i­day sea­son. Let’s make their Christ­mas wishes come true.”

El­lis said An­gel Tree fam­i­lies will be­gin re­ceiv­ing their gifts the week of Dec. 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Kimmi Ray at 246-1126 or send an email to kimmi. [email protected]­va­tion­army. org.

[OK­LA­HOMAN AR­CHIVES PHOTO]

An­gel Tree tags hang on the Sal­va­tion Army’s An­gel Tree at Quail Springs Mall in Ok­la­homa City in this 2011 photo.

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