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11-21-2005


Adopt an Angel

 


Williamsburg, Ky.- It is that time of year again—time for the Angel Tree. Every year, University of the Cumberlands’ Appalachian Ministries puts on the Angel Tree program, which allows less fortunate children in the community to receive Christmas presents. The tree is set up in the lower level of Cumberland’s Boswell Campus Center; the campus and surrounding community can take part in the program through December 1. Unwrapped gifts should also be delivered to Cumberland’s Angel Dale House by December 1.

To participate in the program, partakers choose an angel, which represents an area child. Each angel lists a child’s age, gender, first name and gifts the child needs and wants. Most common needs are clothing and school supplies. Some of the wanted presents are cd’s, movies, and toys.

Established in 1975, Appalachian Ministries gives students the opportunity to minister to area children. Three days a week, students pick up and take children to local churches to participate in recreation, crafts, games and Bible lessons. Recipients of Angel Tree gifts are children who have been ministered to through Appalachian Ministries’ program.