Community Christmas to help 300 local kids; angels ready to be ‘adopted’

Published 1:00 am Saturday, November 11, 2017

More than 300 children need your help for Christmas this holiday season.

Andalusia’s Community Christmas registered those children for its financial assistance program that helps put presents under the Christmas trees of needy families. And that’s slightly fewer than the 326 children who needed help in 2016, organizer Larry Avery said.

To make this possible, the non-profit relies on the help of local residents and civic clubs in Andalusia, as well as individuals, to purchase presents or make donations to purchase the presents.

Children range in age from 2 years old to 10 years old. Children receive clothes and toys.

Packages are to dropped off Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at the Kiwanis Community Center on the South Bypass. Drop off times are:

  • Fri., Dec. 1, noon until 6 p.m.
  • Sat, Dec. 2, 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 3, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Gifts should not be wrapped.

The Christmas party is scheduled for Fri., Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m, at the Kiwanis Building.

Those interested in helping may pick-up an angel at Andalusia Regional Hospital, Andalusia City Hall, CCB Community Bank, Covington Electric Cooperative, Henderson Sewing, JC Penney, PowerSouth, Regions Bank, Southeast Gas, Southern Independent Bank, and Winn-Dixie. Most of the angels who placed for adoption in these locations Friday, but the locations that were closed for Veterans Day will receive theirs on Monday.

“We depend on the community to help us make this a success,” Avery said.

Tax-deductible contributions can also be mailed to Andalusia Community Christmas, Inc., P.O. Box 1525, Andalusia, AL 36420.  FEIN# 20-0211790.