GRAFTON—The Grafton Salvation Army is once again asking assistance from the community for their annual Angel Tree Program.
“Our program doesn’t just help kids in the immediate area of Grafton,” explained Salvation Army Captain Denise Stewart.
She shared that the program offers children in Taylor, Barbour and Randolph Counties the joy of opening presents on Christmas day.
“Last year, we served nearly 700 children in the three counties,” Stewart shared. “Knowing that we helped make their holidays a little brighter is the joy that we need to know the program is worthwhile.”
Angel Trees will soon be distributed around town, in anticipation of caring, compassionate community members, who will adopt the angels. This year, the trees will be featured at the Salvation Army’s Beech Street location, their store, and at Expresso Yourself Coffee House.
When adopting an angel off of the tree, individuals are provided with the child’s age, clothing sizes and a small list of items they like. The Grafton Salvation Army will be working to highlight some of their angles in each edition of the Mountain Statesman.
This edition’s angels include Neveah, Jesselynn, Aaliyah and Jazmyn.
Neveah is an 11-year-old female, who would love a Google Play gift card, a tablet, some 3-D puzzles and some Legos. She wears a size 1-1.5 shoe and is in girls 7/8 clothing.
9-year-old Jesselynn would like to receive some My Life dolls, a bike and some Lego kits. She is currently wearing size 7/8 clothing, but is requesting size 8/9 in jackets, coats or sweaters. She also wears a size 11 girls’ shoe.
Little Aaliyah is two years old. She wears a size 7/8 shoe and is requesting 3T clothing and outerwear. Aaliyah would love to receive baby dolls and accessories, princesses and stuffed animals.
Jazmyn is three years old and is hoping that someone will provide for her baby dolls, Paw Patrol toys and princess items. She wears a 5/6 in little girls’ clothing, as well as size 11 shoes.
These angels and so many more are hoping that a kind, compassionate person will help to make their Christmases a little happier. To adopt one of these angels, or to find another angel in need, please contact the Grafton Salvation Army by phone at 304-265-3565.