PAPER ANGELS 2023
Making the holidays a little brighter
Each year our community embraces the people in our programs by adopting a wish list (or more) during the holidays. These wish lists are created by the the clients we serve and filled by the members of our community, ensuring that every family has a few presents under the tree.
All lists have been filled! But you can still donate to our Angel Fund that helps pay for gifts for kids that come into care near Christmas, and helps with birthday gifts and things kids and families need throughout the year! Thank you!
WHAT IS PAPER ANGELS?
Paper Angels is a campaign, now in its 18th year, to assure that every child served by Child and Family Services has gifts under their Christmas tree. Generous community members accept wish lists from each child or family, and fills those lists from their own hearts and pockets. The knowledge that someone they don’t even know cares enough for them to give them that piece of Christmas brings love and hope and is often paid forward.
Paper Angels has been generously sponsored by WTCM from the beginning, when Jack O’Malley heard the song of the same name by Jimmy Wayne that recalled the singer’s memories of Christmas in foster care. Jack thought it would make a perfect Christmas giving program and brought the idea to CFS, and we’ve been partners on it ever since. Last year, over 500 wish lists were filled by WTCM’s and CFS’ big-hearted friends.
November 6- Campaign officially begins. Wish Lists have been gathered by case managers for clients and are ready to be filled. Donors may request Wish Lists beginning November 6.
December 2 - Drop off day at CFS office from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684).