The angels on area “Angel Trees” may not be quite this elaborate, but the act of adopting those listed on the gift tags is an angelic thing to do for the holidays.
Help children with Angel Tree
The pre-kindergarten children of Community Presbyterian Child Learning Center are helping the less fortunate children of Payson this Christmas season. Come support them with their Angel Tree community service project at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W Main St.
Adopt a Senior Christmas Angel
Local residents and businesses may help less fortunate seniors in the community by stopping by any Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours to select a “Senior Angel” now through Friday, Dec. 14.
Shop for your selected senior and then drop off the gifts, which Edward Jones staff will deliver to Payson/Pine area seniors in need.
Branch locations are: 411 S. Beeline Highway, Ste. B, and 113 W. Main St. in Payson and 4010 N. Highway 87 in Pine.
Christmas for youth in need
Help is needed to provide a happy holiday for the growing number of displaced and disadvantaged youth in the Rim Country
A number of area organizations are uniting to help meet this need for at least 140 youngsters.
So far the group includes: Rim Country Optimist Club, Noon Rotary Club, Modified Motorcycle Association, Vita Mart, Rebecca Acord (Angel’s Home Care), Edward Jones, PADS, and Allic Bales (community advocate) who is providing information of what is needed.
Anyone who would like to join the group is welcome. There will be gatherings Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 to sort and wrap presents. Items not received will have to be purchased around that same time. The party for the kids is Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Senior Center.
For more information contact Joan Young, Rim Country Optimist Club, P.O. Box 2273, Payson, AZ 85547or (928) 472-2264. Checks should be made out to Rotary Club Foundation and are deductible.
Humane society angel tree
Help make the holiday happy for the animals at the Humane Society of Central Arizona’s shelter. Arizona State Credit Union has an angel tree with tags listing the dogs and cats at the shelter. Stop by 104 E. Hwy. 260 and grab a tag and bring back a gift by noon, Monday, Dec. 24.