The Clinton City Council met Monday evening for the first of their October meetings.
The Council was approached by Leslie Volker with the Angel Tree program of DeWitt. Angel tree provides clothes and a toy for children that attend school in DeWitt County. Volker this year will be helping the entire community getting involved in the Angel Tree process. She says a family wishing to get on the list still has time to do so.
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Volker says right now several businesses and churches throughout the County will be have trees up for children to be adopted, however, they are currently seeking more businesses to get involved.
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Volker says each year, nearly half of the kids in the program do not get adopted. She explains being a part of the program and giving gifts to families in the community is worth seeing the happiness they get when they receive their gifts for the holidays.
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You do not have to adopt a child to get involved with Angel Tree. Volker says they always accept donations, which go to the kids that do not get adopted. She also says they always are in need of volunteers to help sort donations and help with the gifts.
To find out more about the Angel Tree Program, you can stop by the Community Action Office at 1700 East Main at the Countryside Apartments, or you can call 935-2455.