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.
PAPER ANGELS 2021
WHAT IS PAPER ANGELS?
Paper Angels is a campaign, now in its 16th 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 1- Campaign officially begins. Wish Lists have been gathered by case managers for clients and are ready to be filled. Donors may request Wish Lists.
December 4 - Drop off day at CFS office from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684).
Due to Covid precautions, we are limiting the number of lists we fill this year, as well as the number of volunteers. We want to ensure a successful event while maintaining social distancing. Thank you for understanding!
Not a shopper? We are ALWAYS grateful for cash donations, which allow us to buy gifts for children who may come into care very close to Christmas, or to honor birthdays, a great report card, or just because, all year round. Click below to make a donation now to support the “Angel Fund."