With the holidays coming up, the Salvation Army Angel Trees are out in stores with names of children in need of gifts for the season.
Hoosier Hills PACT brought the Angel Tree a little closer to home by starting one of their own at PHS. Because most other Christmas programs pertain to children from newborns through the age of 14, PACT thought it was necessary to involve older teenagers.
“Christmas doesn’t just stop with elementary students,” said PACT Family Consultant Jodi Henry.
Henry and other PACT representatives took referrals from PHS staff and compiled a list of 50 angels for the tree at the beginning of the month. Twenty-six have been sponsored so far, leaving 24 on the tree and 25 on the waiting list.
Anyone who wants to sponsor an Angel may do so by contacting Henry. Gifts must be turned into PHS by December 15.
“A lot goes into having an Angel Tree but it is worth it knowing that you helped provide a little Christmas cheer to kids in the community,” said Henry.
Story by Masden Embry