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Angel Tree at the Town Mall of Westminster

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While you’re out piling your shopping cart with Christmas gifts, don’t forget about the people who won’t have anything under the tree this year, without your help. Look for an Angel Tree at the Town Mall of Westminster from Nov. 25 to Dec. 17.

Just select a paper angel off the tree—each angel represents a local area child who has made a special request for holiday gifts. The angel includes the child’s first name, age, gender and requested gifts. Do what you can to fulfill your angel’s wishes, then bring the clothes and gifts back to the angel tree where you picked up the angel on or before Dec. 17.

Online shoppers can take advantage of virtual angels sponsored by The Avenue at White Marsh and JCPenney. For information, visit the virtual Angel Tree online at http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com/angel_tree.php or http://angel.jcpenney.com/  and brighten the holidays for a child in need.

Find more information here: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_baltimore.nsf/vw-sublinks/D6A41E80ADF6B4618025705B00531631?openDocument

RJ Teich December 01, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Erin, a BIG thank you for posting this. I was confused at how to donate (the board next to the tree is confusing), but I did pick a child's name from the tree, went shopping, and donated at the Salvation Army building. Two years ago I was in such a sad state, that I was muttering, "I need a Christmas miracle" as early as Halloween, and I got a Christmas miracle in 2009 (beyond my wildest dreams). It is with great pleasure that I now can "pay it forward" and hopefully put a smile on some child's face come Christmas morning. The holiday is not only for families, but really for the kids. I hope my "Forgotten Angel" doesn't feel forgotten this year!
Kym Byrnes December 01, 2011 at 08:52 PM
@ RJ Teich Thanks for paying it forward, if everyone did that I think maybe we wouldn't need the Angel Trees. I've also participated in the Angel Tree gift program before and it was humbling to walk into the Salvation Army building and see gifts piled from wall to wall in the auditorium. So many in need, but so many willing to give. Ok, I guess I'm heading to the mall tonight to see the Angel Tree :)
RJ Teich December 02, 2011 at 04:40 PM
I was back at the mall this morning. This time my cat Trey was making a donation to the Carroll County Humane Society box almost hidden near the Angel Tree. As I was walking in, I was deep in thought. All it takes really is JUST one kind loving soul to pick up one angel to make a child's eyes light up on Christmas. How hard is that? I would love to pick up more, but sadly, I can't afford it.

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