An annual program aimed at helping underprivileged children in DeWitt County receive Christmas gifts will send out their annual wish lists this week.
DeWitt County Angel Tree aims to give youth in DeWitt County who may not receive any Christmas gifts a good Christmas. Director Sue Calvert says their annual trees are going out this week at churches and businesses locally.
Of the better than 400 kids in the program, Calvert says only about half get adopted. She explains the community always steps up but the organization also purchases toys to bridge the gap for those kids that go without getting adopted.
Those wanting to help the Angel Tree Program in others ways this holiday season can do so Sunday morning when they host their pancake breakfast. Calvert indicates this is their biggest and only fundraiser of the year and bring together several community groups to make it happen.
The pancake breakfast is this Sunday morning at the Clinton United Methodist Church.
The Angel Tree wish lists will be at various churches and businesses for about a month.
Businesses to find a wish list are First National Bank, Country Junction and Flower Corner.