Angel Tree program kicks off for another holiday season
by Briana Webster
Nov 27, 2013 | 1443 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker High Anchor Club members, above and below right, decorate one of two Angel Trees in the Jasper Mall near the entrance to Belk. The trees contain angels bearing the names of children in Walker County who won’t have a Merry Christmas if they’re not adopted through the Angel Tree program. Daily Mountain Eagle - Ron Harris
Walker High Anchor Club members, above and below right, decorate one of two Angel Trees in the Jasper Mall near the entrance to Belk. The trees contain angels bearing the names of children in Walker County who won’t have a Merry Christmas if they’re not adopted through the Angel Tree program. Daily Mountain Eagle - Ron Harris
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The Angel Tree program of Walker County has been fulfilling the Christmas wishes of young boys and girls during the holiday season for more than 20 years. The Walker County Department of Human Resources has worked in conjunction with the Pilot Club of Jasper and the Walker High School Anchor Club to see that every child in the county gets a gift this Christmas.

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.