‘Angels’ brighten holidays for Kids

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Local residents can make Christmas merry and bright for a child’s whose needy family may not be able to afford presents under the tree this year by adopting an Andalusia Community Christmas angel.

Angel trees can be found at 15 locations throughout Andalusia including area banks, city hall, doctors and dental offices, area churches and pharmacies and retail establishments.

ACC Inc., a non-profit annual program funded by the citizens and civic clubs of Andalusia, assists families in financial crisis who live in the Andalusia, Straughn, Red Level and Pleasant Home School districts by providing toys and clothing for children between the ages of two and thirteen years.

Larry Avery, program director, said these families have registered 391 children age two to 10, including their clothing sizes and a toy the child has requested.

“We use that information to fill out their ‘angel card,’ including an ID number, so that these angels can be adopted at area businesses,” he said.

It is recommended that $60 be spent on each child and the purchased items dropped off at the Kiwanis Center on Fri., Dec. 6, from 1 until 5 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon; and on Sun., Dec. 8, from 1 until 5 p.m.

This year’s distribution event will be held on Fri., Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Avery said tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be mailed to: Andalusia Community Christmas, Inc., P.O. Box 1525, Andalusia, AL 36420, FEIN# 20-0211790.