“The tree at the Bank of Cadiz downtown branch is still almost full,” she said. “The Lakota branch has 23 angels for children and three for adults. Integra has 30 children and two adults and Heritage has only 10-11 left. It scares me to have so many that have not been taken.”
Davis said that the Angel Tree program adds the names of all children in a needy family, or those of senior citizens or special-needs adults to a paper angel adorning a Christmas tree in area banks. A donor selects an angel from the tree and provides gifts, including clothing, toys and other needs for all of the listed individuals on the ornament. “We urge residents to go to the bank of their choice to select an angel. Boys have their angels with green yarn, girls with red and adults are a cream color.”
According to Davis, a benefactor will find a checklist at the top of the angel, then checks each gift off. After purchasing, the gifts should be collected into a bag and returned together with the angel on top. She said that donors should contribute “as much as they feel like they can” for each angel. All gifts should be wrapped individually. Angels and gifts should be returned to the bank by December 14. Beta Nu plans to distribute gifts on December 22 at the Cadiz Baptist Church Annex.
Read more about the Angel Trees and find out how to help in this week's Cadiz Record.