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Angel Tree Makes a Difference

News for 11.18.17
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In November of 2016, Jacob’s incarcerated father asked Angel Tree to deliver a Christmas gift to Jacob on his behalf. Jacob was living at a facility in Tidewater after being passed around to different relatives. His Albemarle County social worker was going to visit him in a few days. We quickly found people who would purchase gifts for the case worker to take to Jacob.

When the social worker got back to her office, she sent this email: “I just returned from delivering the gifts to Jacob. Although he acknowledged right away that he wasn’t too happy with his dad, he did say it warmed his heart to see the message from him ('Love you Son'). It also gave us a chance to talk a bit about forgiveness. I think the gift may be helpful for the future in generating a connection that has been missing in the past. Thank you for your part in this. God bless you!”

You can be a good neighbor and make Christmas less lonely for a child like Jacob by purchasing a gift on behalf of the imprisoned parent. On Sunday, November 19, there will be paper ornaments on trees in the link room that represent children who have a mom or dad in jail. Each ornament has the child’s name, gender, age, wish list, and parent’s name and message. These children all live in our area.

The gifts need to be new items. After you have chosen an ornament and purchased a gift(s), please wrap it and affix the top portion of the self-adhesive ornament to the present. Gifts are to be returned to the Angel Tree table no later than Sunday, December 10.

Volunteers are also needed to deliver this joy to the children. Delivery date is Saturday, December 16, from 9:15am–noon. If you would like to be part of this happiness, there will be a clipboard for signup on the Angel Tree table or contact Bob and Fran Fleischman at 434.295.8355 or Only pairs or families are sent to the homes with gifts. No one will be sent out alone.