Toy Donations Can Be Purchased, Shipped To Schools: Deadline is Approaching
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County's "Affordable Christmas" program, formerly known as The Angel Tree Program, is in full swing and is on track to be better than ever.
The program has undergone changes to better suit the needs of the beneficiaries of the program and in a more efficient way.
Administered by the Edmonson County Family Resource & Youth Services Center, the program provides Christmas gifts to Edmonson County students in need, but allows the family the opportunity to shop for their personal needs for a small fee rather than providing general donations to families.
Patrick Merritt and Ashley Graham of A Plus Family Healthcare volunteered their time and services to create a website for the cause: www.ecaffordablechristmas.com.
There, you'll find all sorts of ways to be part of this fast-growing benefit, one of which is a user-friendly Amazon Wish List that will allow the user to choose a number of highly requested items needed for the program and have them shipped directly to Edmonson County Schools.
"So far, we have had over 100 gifts purchased from the wish list," said Alicia Edwards, Family Resource Center Coordinator for Kyrock Elementary School and South Edmonson Elementary. "We are still in great need of toys of all ages. We are so thankful in FRYSC for every donation that has been given to make this special opportunity a reality."
In addition, a T-Shirt fundraiser is also underway, also available on the website.
T-shirts are $15 and hoodies are available for $20 each. You can click the photo above for the complete order form.
A full calendar of events for the program is also available on the site. The deadline for monetary donations has already passed but toy donations will be accepted until Monday, November 25th and December 2nd for Black Friday Shoppers.
For more information, please visit the contact page of the new site by clicking here.