Bright green and red paper angels adorn the Christmas trees that are located within the Jasper Mall. Each angel has the name of a child that ranges in age from birth to 17 years old, along with their list of Christmas wants and wishes.
According to reports from previous years, on average the program has served and supported approximately 75 to 100 children each year.
The angels hang from the trees in hopes that a generous shopper will stop and choose one. In some cases these wishes listed on the angels could possibly be the only presents a child receives this Christmas.
Not only does the Angel Tree program help to serve the needs and wants of a child in the community, but it also helps to boost the economy when items are purchased within the county.
If interested in purchasing a gift for a child, you may pick an angel from the Angel Tree, buy any gift or all gifts on the child’s wish list and then return the gift(s) unwrapped to the Walker County DHR office in Jasper. Social workers will then make sure that each gift(s) is delivered to that particular child.
Please be sure that the angel with the child’s name is attached to the gift. Monetary donations can also be made to the DHR Angel Tree program.